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Human Resource Management - International Student Edition

Human Resource Management - International Student Edition
Functions, Applications, and Skill Development

Third Edition (International Student Edition)

February 2018 | SAGE Publications, Inc

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An exploration into the important strategic function HR plays in today's organizations that uses a wide variety of applications, self-assessments, and experiential exercises to help students develop the skills they need to recruit, select, train, and development talent.

The book includes all of the latest SHRM 2016 Curriculum Guidebook listings,
covering every SHRM guide item, including both the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the Human Resource Certification Institute Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam—a total of more than 210 individual content requirements from the SHRM curriculum guide.


A three-pronged approach—functions, applications, skill development—helps students master the concepts, apply them, and build the skills needed in the workplace. This is supported by self-assessments in each chapter and a Current Trends section, which covers the latest developments in the HR field, particularly trends related to data analytics, social media, ethics, privacy, and working in diverse, global organizations


New to this edition


  • New Skill Builder exercises allow students to experience HR as they practice making decisions, working in teams, and participating in role-plays.
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available via the interactive eBook version, linked through SAGE coursepacks) is tied to learning objectives and illustrates HRM in action.

The book is complemented by online resources, featuring a range of tools and materials for lecturers and students, including diagnostic chapter pre tests and post tests, Test banks, Assignable SAGE Premium Video, videos from SAGE Knowledge illustrating Human Resource Management concepts, PowerPoint® slides, Sample course syllabi, Lecture notes, eFlashcards, eQuizzes, and all tables and figures from the textbook.


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Chapter 1. The New Human Resource Management Process
Why Study Human Resource Management (HRM)?

HRM Past and Present

The Changing World of HRM

Understanding HR’s Critical Factors

HRM Skills

Line Managers’ HRM Responsibilities

HR Managers’ Responsibilities: Disciplines Within HRM

Resources for HRM Careers

Practitioner’s Model for HRM

Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter Summary

Chapter 2. Strategy-Driven Human Resource Management
Strategy and Strategic Planning: The Organization and the Environment

Strategic Vision and Mission

Strategy Types and Analysis


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 Summary

Chapter 3. The Legal Environment and Diversity Management
The Legal Environment for HRM and A User’s Guide to Managing People

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

Chapter Summary

Part II: Staffing
Chapter 4. Workforce Planning: job Analysis, Design, and Employment Forecasting
Workforce Planning: Workflow Analysis

Job Analysis

Job Design/Redesign

Designing Motivational Jobs

HR Forecasting

Reconciling Internal Labor Supply and Demand

Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter Summary

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 Summary

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

Chapter Summary

Part III: Developing and Managing
Chapter 7. Learning 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 Summary

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 Summary

Chapter 9. Rights and Employee Management
Commonly Accepted Employee Rights

Management Rights

Coaching, Counseling, and Discipline

Leadership - and Management

Teams and Organizational Change

Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter Summary

Chapter 10. Employee and Labor Relations
Labor Relations: A Function of Trust and Communication

Job Satisfaction

Legal Issues in Labor Relations

Unions and Labor Rights

Management Rights and Decertification Elections

Managing Conflict


Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter Summary

Part IV: Compensating
Chapter 11: Compensation Management
Compensation Management

Compensation Strategy

Legal and Fairness Issues in Compensation

Pay Equity, Comparable Worth and Other Legal Issues

Job Evaluation

Developing a Pay System

Pay Structure

Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter 12: Incentive Pay
Incentive Compensation

Individual or Group-Based Incentives?

Options for Individual Incentives

Options for Group Incentives

Failures and Challenges in Creating Incentive Pay Systems

Guidelines for Creating Motivational Incentive Systems

Executive Compensation

Trends and Issues in HRM

Chapter 13: Employee Benefits
The Strategic Value of Benefits Programs

Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI)

Other Statutory Benefits

Voluntary Benefits

Administration and Communication of Benefits

Trends and Issues in HRM

Part V: Protecting and Expanding Organizational Reach
Chapter 14: Protecting and Expanding Organizational Reach
Workplace Safety and OSHA

Employee Health


Workplace Security

Trends and Issues in HRM



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o    Test banks built on Bloom’s Taxonomy and tied to AACSB guidelines that provide a diverse range of test items with ExamView test generation

o    Activity and quiz options that allow you to choose only the assignments and tests you want

o    Instructions on how to use and integrate the comprehensive assessments and resources provided

  • Chapter-specific discussion questions to help launch engaging classroom interaction while reinforcing important content
  • Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available via the interactive eBook version, linked through SAGE coursepacks)that is tied to learning objectives and curated and produced exclusively for this text to bring concepts to life and appeal to different learning styles, featuring:
    • Corresponding multimedia assessment options that automatically feed to your gradebook 
    • Comprehensive, downloadable, easy-to-use Media Guide in the Coursepack for every video resource, listing the chapter to which the video content is tied, matching learning objective(s), a helpful description of the video content, and assessment questions
    • Animated videos and Human Resource Management in Action videos illustrate fundamental management concepts using a variety of relatable scenarios, and assessment questions challenge students to apply and analyze these workplace situations
  • EXCLUSIVE, influential SAGE journal and reference content, built into course materials and assessment tools, that ties important research and scholarship to chapter concepts to strengthen learning
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer flexibility when creating multimedia lectures so you don’t have to start from scratch but can customize to your exact needs
  • Sample course syllabi with suggested models for structuring your course that give you options to customize your course in a way that is perfect for you
  • Lecture notes that summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help you with preparation for lectures and class discussions
  • Integrated links to the interactive eBook that make it easy for your students to maximize their study time with this anywhere, anytime mobile-friendly version of the text. It also offers access to more digital tools and resources, including SAGE Premium Video
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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Student Study Site
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  • eFlashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts and make it easy to maximize student study time, anywhere, anytime
  • eQuizzes that allow students to assess how much they’ve learned and where they need to focus attention
  • Chapter summaries with learning objectives that reinforce the most important material
  • Chapter-specific study questions that allow students to engage with the material
  • Video resources that bring concepts to life, are tied to learning objectives, and are curated and produced exclusively for this text

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ISBN: 9781544331317