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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
People, Data, and Analytics

Second Edition

November 2023 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Human resources is rapidly evolving into a data-rich field but with big data comes big decisions. The best companies understand how to use data to make strategic workforce decisions and gain significant competitive advantage.

Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics, Second Edition introduces students to the fundamentals of talent management with integrated coverage of analytics in every chapter. Features tied to SHRM competencies and data exercises give students hands-on opportunities to practice the analytical and decision-making skills they need to excel in today’s job market.

Whether your students are future managers or future HR professionals, they will learn best practices for managing talent across the lifecycle in the changing workplace.

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Part I: HRM in Context
Chapter 1: Introduction to Human Resource Management
Chapter 2: Strategic HRM, Data-Driven Decision Making, and HR Analytics
Chapter 3: Data Management and Human Resource Information Systems
Chapter 4: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and Equal Employment Laws
Chapter 5: The Analysis and Design of Work
Part II: Managing the Talent Life Cycle
Chapter 6: Workforce Planning and Recruitment
Chapter 7: Selection Processes and Procedures
Chapter 8: Training, Development, and Careers
Chapter 9: Performance Management
Chapter 10: Managing Employee Separations and Retention
Part III: Reward System
Chapter 11: Developing a Pay Structure
Chapter 12: Rewarding Performance
Chapter 13: Managing Benefits
Part IV: Special Topics in HR
Chapter 14: Employee and Labor Relations
Chapter 15: Employee Safety, Well-Being, and Wellness
Chapter 16: Opportunities and Challenges in International HRM


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"The text offers useful and appropriate examples of the use of analytics in HRM."

Gwendolyn M. Combs
University of Nebraska Lincoln

"An interesting and novel approach to teaching HRM."

Michael W. Hill
University of Georgia

"[This] is a good, comprehensive Human Resource Management textbook for the Undergraduate level or for Graduate students with a concentration in HR."

Patricia A. Ippoliti
Rutgers University

"Excellent data-driven text."

Kevin J. Hurt
Columbus State University

"A state-of-the-art textbook on HRM....A refreshing approach to HRM that highlights the importance of HRM in maintaining and building the bottom line for companies and enhancing work environments."

Robert W. Halliman
Austin Peay State University

"…adds elements of currency and insight based on business and industry trends. The book purports to focus on data analysis and improving HR decision making skills based on data, objectivity, ethics, and legal frameworks."

Jalane Meloun
Barry University

"This [HRM] textbook does a much better job of acknowledging the importance of data and gives students a chance to work with data–a big plus."

Brian D. Webster
Ball State University

"This textbook is an all-encompassing book that covers in detail, the critical performance areas of human resource management and how information technology is used for decision making and in creating a competitive advantage."

Benjamin B. Yumol
Claflin University

"[Human Resource Management] is a well written, well organized textbook with current cases taken from today’s headlines, laid out in an instructor and student friendly way. If our college wants to emphasize data driven analytical HRM strategic decision making, this is the perfect introductory text."

Otha Carlton Hawkins
Alamance Community College

"With the recent changes to the HR field as a whole to be a more integrated discipline, Bauer et al's text does a spectacular job of expanding upon core content from organizational behavior, business law, business analytics, leadership, and management and frames that content in an HR lens…this text provides in-depth integration of those topics fused with current case studies and references to popular culture."

Lou L. Sabina
Stetson University