This best-selling Irwin/McGraw-Hill human resource management title comes out in a new and improved format in time for fall classes 1999. According to the authors, effective human resource management is necessary for a firm to gain true competitive advantage. The three challenges companies face are the global challenge, the challenge of meeting stakeholder needs, and the high performance work practices challenge. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT provides students with the technical background needed to be a successful HR professional, to manage HR effectively, and most importantly to be a knowledgeable consumer of HR products and services. The text also emphasizes how managers can more effectively acquire, develop, compensate, and manage the internal and external environment that relates to the management of human resources.
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The authors have reduced the number of chapters from 19 to 16 to provide comprehensive but succinct coverage of HRM topics.
A new chapter (10), Employee Separation and Retention, covers effective HR practices for motivating and retaining employees, a critical issue in modern human resource management. Because today's workforce tends to change companies much more frequently than they did in years past, many companies make it a strategic priority to keep experienced employees.
A new chapter, titled Managing the HR Function, concludes the text. This chapter discusses how HR practices can be integrated to help the company gain a competitive advantage. The chapter also discusses what state-of-the-art HR functions do and how they contribute to the company's business goals. In short, it provides a strategic overview of the first 15 chapters.
End-of Chapter Business Week Cases: Each chapter concludes with a case based on Business Week. These cases are based on actual human resource or people issues that companies have faced. There's also a Business Week edition (0072340282) to complement this important new feature.
The implications of technology for HRM practices are discussed in each chapter. HRM, like all areas of business, has been strongly impacted by the ever increasing use of technology in the workplace. Each functional area of HRM - staffing, training and development, and compensation - faces technology challenges such as email privacy, growth of internet use, computerized personnel files, pay-for-performance systems, and technologies to accommodate disabled workers.
Updated chapter openings and examples are based on best practices of specific real-world companies.
Updated Boxed Features Competing in Global; Competing Through Meeting Stakeholders Needs and Competing Through High-Performance Work Systems enhance the relevant and real-world quality of this leading textbook.
Strategic issues with regard to HR are introduced early in the text and have been integrated throughout; this key distinguishing feature is important because it relates sound HR functioning to overall firm value.
Text has been updated to include most recent academic research as well as the best real company practices and examples.
Internet sites related to HR practices are identified throughout the text
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Book Description Irwin Professional Pub, 2000. Book Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69163620
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