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Applied Human Resource Management
Strategic Issues and Experiential Exercises


© 2009 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Applied Human Resource Management: Strategic Issues and Experiential Exercises gives business students in-depth, hands-on experiential learning applications to help them develop the skills they will need as human resource professionals who deal with people in diverse settings and situations. Providing maximum teaching flexibility, each chapter presents ten different issues that organizations must resolve to manage their human resources effectively. These chapters also offer four distinct types of interactive learning experiences: Strategic Issues in HRM Exercises, Applications, Experiential Exercises, and Creative Exercises.

Key Features

  • Offers four Strategic Issues in HRM exercises in each chapter that can be used for class discussions, assigned as homework problems, used as topics for group presentations, or incorporated into tests as essay questions
  • Includes two Applications per chapter, brief projects that require students to apply a human resource management concept to a realistic situation, which are ideal for use as homework assignments, instructor illustrations/demonstrations, or in-class projects
  • Provides two Experiential Exercises in each chapter to provide students with hands-on learning experiences within a realistic context
  • Includes two open-ended Creative Exercises per chapter that ask students or teams to develop unique solutions to realistic problems using what they have learned
  • Provides a list of each chapter's exercises grouped according to The Human Resource Certification Institute's Body of Knowledge in Human Resources Management categories to help instructors plan the exercises they want to use according to the HRM Body of Knowledge

Intended Audience
This book is an ideal core or supplemental text for graduate-level courses in Human Resource Management, Advanced Human Resource Management, and Personnel Management in departments of business, management, public administration, education, and psychology.

 
Preface
 
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Management of Human Resources
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 2: Equal Employment Opportunity
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 3: Job Analysis
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 4: Recruitment and Socialization
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 5: Selection
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 6: Performance Appraisal
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 7: Training and Developing Employees
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 8: Compensation and Benefits
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 9: Occupational Safety and Health
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 10: Employee Relations and Labor-Management Relations
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 11: Organizational Change and Development
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
Chapter 12: International HRM
Strategic Objective  
Strategic Issues in HRM  
Applications  
Experiential Exercises  
Creative Exercises  
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

Used before

Professor John Bunch
Accounting Business Admin Dept, Benedictine College
November 18, 2014

This is book was very essential in providing a very practical platform to conceptualise HR theories and key concepts. The case studies were particularly relevant in providing diverse contexts was understanding the role and relationship between HR and modern day organizations.

Dr Abdoulie Sallah
Business School, Staffordshire University
August 11, 2013

Applications based

Ms Melinda Hickman
Business Division, Western Wyoming Community College
January 27, 2012

Good practical guide to strategic HRM practice

Dr Alhajie Khan
Human Resource Management & Industrial R, Keele University
October 13, 2011

Book does not really match the course content

Dr Christian Hirt
Institute of Human Resource Management, University of Graz
April 18, 2011

Applied Human Resource Management provides comprehensive coverage of HR topics. The assignment mix provides various means through which students can develop their understanding, and ability to apply, HR theory. The text is well written and very accessible to undergraduate students. The price makes it feasible to adopt supplementary texts.

Professor Eric Teoro
Business Administration Dept, Lincoln Christian College - Seminary
November 12, 2009
Key features

This text provides four different types of learning experiences:

  1. Strategic Issues in HRM describe critical issues in the effective management of human resources, which can be used for class discussions, or be given as homework problems, or used as essay questions on tests. 
  2. Applications present students with a situation where they can apply an HRM concept or principle to a new situation, which can be used as in-class exercises, or as homework problems.
  3. Experiential Exercises give students an opportunity to learn by doing, which can be used as in-class or out-of-class exercises; some are short enough to be done during part of a class session, some are long enough to require multiple class sessions.
  4. Creative Exercises are designed to go beyond the typical experiential exercise, they are "weak situations," where only the deliverable is described, and each student or team can develop a different solution to the problem.

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