Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, 8th Edition

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2004-07-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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DeCenzo and Robbins connect theory to applications, with: Concise, thorough coverage: Provides a practical look at the most critical issues in human resource management. The HRM Workshop: These end-of-chapter workshops promote analytical, diagnostic, team-building, investigative, and writing skills. Online HRM Experiences: 10 online, interactive scenarios allow you to experience the real world of human resource management. Examples and cases from real companies: Examine human resource issues at organizations such as the Major League Baseball Players Association, UPS, General Electric, OSHA, and more. Business Extra Select: Enables instructors to add copyright-cleared articles, cases, and readings from such leading business resources as INSEAD, Ivey and Harvard Business School Cases, Fortune, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

Table of Contents

Understanding HRM
Strategic Implications of a Dynamic HRM Environment
Learning Outcomes
Understanding Cultural Environments
The GLOBE Framework
Cultural Implications for HRM
The Changing World of Technology
What is a Knowledge Worker?
Why the Emphasis on Technology?
How Technology Affects HRM
Employee Selection
Technology Corner: HRM Changing Times
Training and Development
Ethics and Employee Rights
Ethical Issues in HRM: Invasion of Privacy?
Motivating Knowledge Workers
Paying Employees Market Value
Decentralized Work Sites
Skill Levels
A Legal Concern
Workforce Diversity
The Workforce Today
Workplace Issues: Diversity Awareness
How Diversity Affects HRM
What Is a Work/Life Balance?
The Labor Supply
Do We Have a Shortage of Skilled Labor?
Why Do Organizations Lay Off During Shortages?
How Do Organizations Balance Labor Supply?
Issues Contingent Workers Create for HRM
Continuous Improvement Programs
Work Process Engineering
How HRM Can Support Improvement Programs
How HRM Assists in Work Process Engineering
Employee Involvement
How Organizations Involve Employees
Employee Involvement Implications for HRM
A Look at Ethics
Visual Summary
Demonstrating Comprehension: Questions for Review
Key Terms
HRM Workshop
Linking Concepts to Practice: Discussion Questions
Developing Diagnostic and Analytical Skills
Case Application 1-A: Outsourcing Human Resources
Case Application 1-B: TEAM FUN! Working with a Team: Understanding Diversity Issues Learning an HRM Skill: Guidelines for Acting Ethically
Enhancing Your Communication Skills
Fundamentals of HRM
Learning Outcomes
Management Essentials
Why Is HRM Important to an Organization?
The Strategic Nature
HRM Certification
How External Influences Affect HRM
Technology Corner: HRM Basics
The HRM Strategic Environment
Governmental Legislation
Labor Unions
Management Thought
Staffing Function Activities
Goals of the Training and Development Function
The Motivation Function
How Important Is the Maintenance Function?
Translating HRM Functions into Practice
Training and Development
Compensation and Benefits
Employee Relations
Top Management Commitment
Effective Upward Communication
Determining What to Communicate
Ethical Issues in HRM: Purposefully Distorting Information
Allowing for Feedback
Information Sources
Does HRM Really Matter?
HRM in an Entrepreneurial Enterprise
HRM in a Global Village
HR and Corporate Ethics
Visual Summary
Demonstrating Comprehension: Questions for Review
Key Terms
HRM Workshop
Linking Concepts to Practice: Discussion Questions
Developing Diagnostic and Analytical Skills
Case Application 2-A: Kindergarten Fun
Case Application 2-B: TEAM FUN!
Working with a Team: Making a Layoff Decision
Learning an HRM Skill: HR Certification
Enhancing Your Communication Skills
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