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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Functions, Applications, Skill Development

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© 2017 | 440 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

“It is a great way to introduce students to Human Resource Management fundamentals. The topics are specific and students can easily understand them.”

Tony Bledsoe, Meredith College

 

“Not only does it provide examples from older techniques and policies, it provides the changing perspective that modern HR managers must face.”

Tony Daniel, Shorter University

 

 

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, Skill Development takes a unique three-pronged approach that gives students a clear understanding of important HRM concepts and functions, shows them how to apply those concepts, and helps them build a strong skill set they can use in their personal and professional lives. Covering the vast majority the 210 required SHRM Curriculum Guidebook topics required for undergraduates, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management gives the student the ability to successfully manage others in today's work environment. Authors Robert N. Lussier and John R. Hendon engage students with a variety of high-quality applications and skill development exercises to improve students’ comprehension and retention. The authors’ emphasis on current trends and the challenges facing HR managers and line managers today provide students with key insights on important issues and prepare them for successful careers.

 
PART I. 21st Century Human Resource Management Strategic Planning and Legal Issues
 
Chapter 1. The New Human Resource Management Process
Why Study Human Resource Management (HRM)?  
21st Century HRM  
Disciplines Within HRM  
HRM Responsibilities  
HRM Skills  
HRM Careers  
Practitioner’s Model for HRM  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 2. Strategy Driven Human Resource Management
Strategy and Strategic Planning in the 21st Century: The Organization and the Environment  
The External Environment  
Strategy  
Structure  
Organizational Culture  
An Introduction to Data Analytics for HRM  
Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)  
Measurement Tools for Strategic HRM  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 3. The Legal Environment and Diversity Management
The Legal Environment for HRM: Protecting Your Organization  
A User’s Guide to Managing People: The OUCH Test  
Major Employment Laws  
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  
EEO, Affirmative Action, and Diversity: What’s the Difference?  
Sexual Harassment: A Special Type of Discrimination  
Religious Discrimination  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
PART II. Staffing
 
Chapter 4. Matching Employees with Jobs
Employee and Job Matching  
Workflow Analysis  
Job Analysis  
Job Design/Redesign  
The Job Characteristics Model (JCM)  
Designing Motivational Jobs  
HR Forecasting  
Reconciling Internal Labor Supply and Demands  
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 Programss  
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 Jobs  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
PART III. Developing and Managing
 
Chapter 7. Training, Learning, Talent Management, and Development
The Need for 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  
Organizational Philosophy  
Legal and Fairness Issues in Compensation  
Job Evaluation  
Developing a Pay System  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 11. Employee Incentives and Benefits
The Value of Incentives and Benefits  
Individual Incentives  
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  
Stress  
Workplace Security  
Workplace Violence  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 13. Organizational Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility
Ethical Organizations  
Codes of Ethics  
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  
Sustainability  
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  

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“The three-pronged approaches are very important. I feel I am lacking of proper materials to encourage students in applying the concepts through critical thinking and application. The textbook under review did good job on this aspect.”

Wai Kwan (Elaine) Lau
Marshall University

“Not only does it provide examples from older techniques and policies, it provides the changing perspective that modern HR managers must face.”

Tony Daniel
Shorter University

“I feel that you have covered every major topic in an introduction to HR course.”

Samuel L. Rohr
Purdue University North Central

“The course that I teach was designed and developed in a manner that enhances critical thinking skills and the use of case studies to provide hands on and in class experiences that provide opportunities to learn from peers.  This text works very well with the way my course was designed. I am a firm believer in setting up a student for success. All of these tools available at the instructors’ disposal will allow for an effective and efficient opportunity to enhance the learning experience for the student. I personally incorporate as many tools or modes of instructional delivery as possible to accommodate the different learning styles that students have.”

Marie A. Valentin
Texas A&M University

“It is a very comprehensive overview of HRM and the HR function. I especially like the references to and integration with other management disciplines and areas such as finance and strategic management."

Brian Martinson
Tarleton State University

“It is a great way to introduce students to Human Resource Management fundamentals. The topics are specific and students can easily understand them.”

Tony Bledsoe
Meredith College

“The information is very easy to understand and absorb. It is also interesting to read. I have used the Lussier / Hendon textbook for my doctorates course.  I enjoyed it a great deal and it was very beneficial.”

Joni Koegel
Cazenovia College

“Appropriate level of writing. Style is clear, concise, and logical flow.”

Richard Bahner
Kean University

“The topics are appropriate. I particularly like chapter 9 dealing with rights and employee management. Although these concepts are covered in most of the textbooks, this is the one I have seen that did most justice to it by pooling them together under one chapter for in depth coverage.”

Hudson Nwakanma
Florida A&M University

“I am very impressed with the content of all chapters and consider all chapters to be highly valuable and relevant for HRM courses. The three-pronged approach is my preferred approach to take in a course. The discussion of concepts provides the foundation they need to be able to work with applied exercises, and the development activities can help students overcome pitfalls identified during application exercises.”

Kelly Hall
Stetson University

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Key features

KEY FEATURES:    

  • Covering the vast majority of more than 200 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.  
  • Five types of application activities in every chapter engage students in active learning while developing their critical thinking skills.
  • Four types of skill development activities in every chapter 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 at the end of every chapter 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 at the end of every chapter encourage students to practice using the skills they have learned.
 

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