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Human Resources Administration for Educational Leaders
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Human Resources Administration for Educational Leaders



April 2008 | 456 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Leadership Solutions

A comprehensive and research-based text detailing the important relationship between school administration and human resources administration.

"The author provides [students] with specific strategies for navigating the treacherous waters of personnel selection, development, retention, and removal. I wish I had the book when I began my work as Director of Personnel."

Zach Kelehear
University of South Carolina


Human Resources Administration for Educational Leaders
balances theory and pedagogy to demonstrate the historical evolution of the human resources function in education, the link between human resources and organizational effectiveness, and the new trends in human resources accountability.

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Provides students with samples of the tools that practicing HR administrators use for planning, recruiting, interviewing, selecting, evaluating, compensating, and developing staff personnel
  • Dedicates separate chapters to areas often neglected in other texts: collective bargaining, human resources responsibility for classified personnel, accountability, and organizational climate and the human resources function
  • Features engaging simulations in the form of case studies and critical questions to help students apply the concepts to practice

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PREFACE
 
Ch 1. THE HUMAN RESOURCES FUNCTION: ISSUES, CHALLENGES, AND TRENDS
The Human Resources Function in Education: Its Definition

 
Issues Facing Education and the Human Resources Function

 
Challenges Facing Education and the Human Resources Function

 
Selected New Trends in Human Resources Administration

 
 
Ch 2. THE HUMAN RESOURCES FUNCTION: AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
Personnel Administration Before 1900

 
The Scientific Management Era and Its Impact on Personnel Practices

 
The Human Relations Era and Its Impact on the Human Resources Function

 
The Behavioral Science Movement and Its Contributions to the Human Resources Function

 
The Postmodern Behavioral Science Era

 
The Human Resources Function and Its Thirteen Processes

 
The Centralization and Decentralization of the HR Function

 
Standards of Ethical Administration

 
 
Ch 3. THE HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING PROCESS
Definition and Background of the Human Resources Planning Process

 
Characteristics of Strategic Human Resources Planning

 
Evolutionary Stage of a School Organization

 
Professional Staff Mix

 
Integrating Human Resources Planning Into the Strategic Plan

 
Correlation With the System Plan

 
Information Needs and Forecasting

 
Policy, Regulation, Processes, and Personnel Changes

 
 
Ch 4. STAFFING FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES: THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS
An Operations Model for the Recruitment Process

 
 
Ch 5. STAFFING FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES: THE SELECTION PROCESS
An Operational Model for the Selection Process

 
 
Ch 6. THE HR INDUCTION, ASSIGNMENT, STABILITY, AND PROTECTION PROCESSES: TOWARD THE MAXIMIZATION OF HUMAN POTENTIAL
The School as a Social System

 
Human Motivation Theories

 
The Human Resources Induction Process

 
Induction: What the Research Says

 
The Staff Assignment Process

 
The Human Resources Stability Process

 
An Operational Plan for Teacher Retention

 
Retention of Administrative Personnel

 
Teacher Absenteeism

 
The HR Protection Process

 
 
Ch 7. THE STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION PROCESSES
The Purposes of Staff Development

 
Trends in Professional Staff Development

 
Operational Procedures for Staff Development

 
The Performance Evaluation Process

 
 
Ch 8. ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES FUNCTION
Organizational Culture and Organizational Climate

 
The Importance of a Healthy School Climate

 
The Measurement of School Climate

 
Research on School Climate

 
Improvement of School Climate

 
Human Resources Responsibilities in the Improvement of School Climate

 
 
Ch 9. THE LEGAL WORLD OF HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION: POLICY AND REGULATION DEVELOPMENT
Legal Considerations and the Human Resources Function

 
Summary of Selected Legal Statutes, Including Various Civil Rights Acts, Relating to the Work of the Human Resources Function

 
The Development of Personnel Policies and Administrative Regulations

 
How Personnel Policies and Regulations Are Developed

 
Model for Policy and Regulation Development

 
The Language of School Policies and Regulations

 
 
Ch 10. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND THE HUMAN RESOURCES FUNCTION: WORKING WITH EMPLOYEE GROUPS
Employee Unions Defined

 
Working Relationships: The Human Resources Function and Employee Groups

 
Collective Bargaining: Definition and Basic Principles

 
The Two Primary Bargaining Processes

 
Bargaining by Employee Groups: Historical Perspectives

 
Collective Bargaining in Education and the Central Human Resources Unit

 
Collective Bargaining in Education

 
Determination and Recognition of the Bargaining Unit

 
Initial Bargaining Procedures and Appropriate Table Strategies

 
The Contract Agreement

 
Impact of Collective Bargaining on Education

 
 
Ch 11. THE COMPENSATION PROCESS: AN OPERATIONS MODEL
School Finance: The Number One Problem Facing Education

 
Education Is Big Business

 
Competition for the Tax Dollar

 
Operational Model for the Compensation Process

 
Establishing Administrative Procedures for Implementation of the Compensation Process

 
Controlling the Compensation Process

 
Trends in Salary Scheduling: Alternative Compensation Programs

 
History of the Single Salary Schedule

 
Three Basic Models of Salary Schedules

 
 
Ch 12. THE CLASSIFIED STAFF: AN IMPORTANT HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION RESPONSIBILITY
The Director of Classified Personnel

 
The Classified Job Analysis

 
Job Grading and Salary Ranges

 
Recruitment of Classified Personnel

 
Appraising Candidates in Relation to the Selection Criteria

 
Classified Employee Selection Process

 
Assessing the Classified Employee Selection Process

 
The Classified Employee Training Program

 
Employee Evaluation

 
Controlling Classified Employee Development Results

 
 
Glossary
 
Index

Concepts are clearly explained.
Practical assignments
Good blend of theory and practice

Dr Mary Salvaterra
Education Dept, Marywood University
July 31, 2012

This was an excellent text for the students who were experiencing their internship in Human Resources Administration and preparing for their certification as school superintendents.

Dr Linda Bigos
School Of Education, Drexel University
January 11, 2012
Key features

This text addresses the major responsibilities of school administrators in the area of human resources administration by

• Emphasizing the increasing demands for accountability in the human resources function and ways in which the school administrator can deal with this new challenge.

• Considering the nature of human resources as a strategic rather than a maintenance function and the resulting need for improved knowledge and competency in human resources administration.

• Giving attention to the concept of human resources administration as an increasing responsibility of all school administrators and addressing the need for new HR knowledge and skills on the part of all school leaders.

• Addressing the issues, challenges, and trends related to the human resources function in education and the work of school leaders at all levels.

• Placing emphasis on effective human resources strategic planning and the importance of the internal and external environments in which the school and school system are embedded.

• Examining the historical evolution of the human resources function and the major contributions of many individuals who developed the foundation for contemporary HR practices.

• Describing the significant role of the central human resources unit in the school system and emphasizing its new responsibilities as a strategic unit in school district planning and program implementation.

• Addressing each of the major processes of the human resources function in detail and presenting relevant research and best practices as related to each process.

• Presenting specific examples of practice applications for meeting the personnel needs of enrollment forecasting, compensation scheduling, teacher workload calculations, accountability measurements, and support personnel classification procedures.

• Giving due attention to the nature and importance of the support personnel processes within the school district and underscoring the fact that classified personnel constitute a staff of approximately 50%–100% of the number of

certificated personnel.

• Setting guidelines in the form of operational models for use in the planning and implementing of the recruitment and selection processes of the human resources function.

• Underscoring the nature of the human resources function as a people consideration and addressing the importance of human motivation skills in working with employees as individuals with varying personalities and need dispositions.

• Discussing new approaches to staff development in school systems and giving special attention to mentoring, coaching, and the new emphasis on talent management in organizations.

• Supporting the increasing importance of the work of human resources administrators in facilitating a healthy climate for students, employees, and stakeholders of the school.

• Providing a comprehensive discussion on the matter of human resources policy and regulation development and its importance to the support and implementation of effective HR practices.

• Emphasizing the legal world in which the human resources administrator must operate. Employee rights, statutory rights, and contractual rights of employees, including ethical treatment, privacy, freedom of speech, and employee dismissal are discussed in depth.

• Providing examples of compensation approaches and drafting models of salary schedules that delve into the conceptual aspects of employee compensation and provide a foundation for better understanding of the compensation process.

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