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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management - Interactive eBook

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management - Interactive eBook
Functions, Applications, Skill Development

Second Edition

May 2019 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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About the Authors
PART I: The Human Resource Management Environment
Chapter 1. Today's Human Resource Managment Process
Why Study Human Resource Management  
HRM Past and Present  
Disciplines Within HRM  
HRM Responsibilities  
HRM Skills  
Resources for HRM Careers  
Practitioner’s Model for HRM  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Chapter 2. Strategy-Driven Human Resource Management
An Introduction to Strategic Planning and the Environment  
Organizational Culture  
An Introduction to Data Analytics and HR Technology  
Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS)  
Measurement Tools for Strategic HRM  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Chapter 3. The Legal Environment
The Legal Environment for HRM and A User’s Guide to Managing People  
Major Employment Laws  
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  
Sexual Harassment  
Religious Discrimination  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
PART II Staffing
Chapter 4. Workforce Planning: Job Analysis, Design, and Employment Forecasting
Workforce Planning and Workflow Analysis  
Job Analysis  
Job Design/Redesign  
The Job Characteristics Model (JCM)  
Designing Motivational Jobs  
HR Forecasting  
Methods for Reconciling a Labor Surplus  
Methods for Reconciling a Labor Shortage  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Chapter 5. Recruiting Job Candidates
The Recruiting Process  
Organizational Recruiting Considerations  
Internal or External Recruiting?  
Challenges and Constraints in Recruiting  
Evaluation of Recruiting Programs  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Chapter 6. Selecting New Employees
The Selection Process  
Looking for “Fit”  
Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures  
Applications and Preliminary Screening  
Testing and Legal Issues  
Selection Interviews  
Background Checks  
Selecting the Candidate and Offering the Job  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
PART III Developing and Managing
Chapter 7. Training, Learning, Talent Management, and Development
The Need for Training and Development  
Training and Development  
The Training Process and Needs Assessment  
Learning and Shaping Behavior  
Design and Delivery of Training  
Assessing Training  
Talent Management and Development  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Chapter 8. Performance Management and Appraisal
Performance Management Systems  
Why Do We Conduct Performance Appraisals?  
What Do We Assess?  
How Do We Use Appraisal Methods and Forms?  
Who Should Assess Performance?  
Performance Appraisal Problems  
Debriefing the Appraisal  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Chapter 9. Employee Rights and Labor Relations
Managing and Leading Your Workforce  
Job Satisfaction  
Commonly Accepted Employee Rights  
Management Rights  
Coaching, Counseling, and Discipline  
Legal Issues in Labor Relations  
Unions and Labor Rights  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
PART IV Compensating
Chapter 10. Compensation Management
Compensation Management  
Motivation and Compensation Planning  
Compensation Strategy  
Legal and Fairness Issues in Compensation  
Job Evaluation  
Developing a Pay System  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Chapter 11. Employee Incentives and Benefits
The Strategic Value of Incentives and Benefits  
Individual Incentives, or Variable Pay  
Group Incentives  
Executive Compensation  
Statutory Benefits  
Statutory Requirements When Providing Certain Voluntary Benefits  
Voluntary Benefits  
Flexible Benefit (Cafeteria) Plans  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
PART V Protecting and Expanding Organizational Outreach
Chapter 12. Workplace Safety, Health, and Security
Workplace Safety and OSHA  
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  
Employee Health  
Workplace Security  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Chapter 13. Ethics, Sustainability, Diversity, and Inclusion
Ethical Organizations  
Codes of Ethics  
Diversity and Inclusion  
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Chapter 14. Global Issues for Human Resource Managers
Globalization of Business and HRM  
Legal, Ethical, and Cultural Issues  
Global Staffing  
Developing and Managing Global Human Resources  
Compensating Your Global Workforce  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
Key features


  • Updated to reflect the 2016 SHRM standards along with new cases, examples, and references throughout.       
  • 13 new case studies and new coverage of the agile workplace, generational differences, gamification, social media, and diversity and inclusion.     
  • Through the use of our applied skills features, students learn how to stay current in the HR laws, regulations, and trends to successfully apply that information on the job.       
  • Addresses ethics in more depth throughout the book.      
  • Emphasizes the changing nature of work in today’s business world.     
  • Includes more coverage of data analytics.        
  • Updated and revised Work Applications, Skill Builders, and Self Assessments.       
  • Expands upon the benefits of diverse organizations.    


  • Five types of application activities engage students in active learning while developing their critical thinking skills. ·      
  • Four types of skill development activities build and improve a variety of skills students can use both in their personal and professional lives.   
  • A chapter on Organizational Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility discusses how HR managers can help create ethical, socially responsible organizations.      
  • Trends and Issues in HRM introduce students to cutting-edge thinking and thought-provoking research followed a presentation of the mainstream topics for students to contrast a variety of viewpoints and develop their critical thinking skills.      
  • Case studies encourage students to practice using the skills they have learned.      
  • Covering 67% of the SHRM curriculum guidebook "undergraduate required" items, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management gives the student the ability to successfully manage others in today's work environment. 

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