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The Ninth Edition of Human Resource Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage was developed to teach students how to face and meet a variety of challenges within their organizations and how to gain a competitive advantage for their companies.
This product represents a valuable approach to teaching human resource management for several reasons:
The content draws from the diverse research, teaching, and consulting experiences of the four authors who have taught human resource management to undergraduates, MBA students, and experienced managers and professional employees.
The teamwork approach gives a depth and breadth to the coverage that is not found in other texts.
The content emphasizes how the HRM function, as well as the management of human resources, can help companies gain a competitive advantage.
The content discusses current issues such as social networking, talent management, diversity, and employee engagement, all of which have a major impact on business and HRM practice.
Strategic human resource management is introduced early in the book and integrated throughout the text.
Examples of how new technologies are being used to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of HRM practices are presented.
Examples of how companies are evaluating HRM practices to determine their value are discussed.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Human Resource Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage
PART ONE: The Human Resource Environment
Chapter 2: Strategic Human Resource Management
Chapter 3: The Legal Environment: Equal Employment Opportunity and Safety
Chapter 4: The Analysis and Design of Work
PART TWO: Acquisition and Preparation of Human Resources
Chapter 5: Human Resource Planning and Recruitment
Chapter 6: Selection and Placement
Chapter 7: Training
PART THREE: Assessment and Development of HRM
Chapter 8: Performance Management
Chapter 9: Employee Development
Chapter 10: Employee Separation and Retention
PART FOUR: Compensation of Human Resources
Chapter 11: Pay Structure Decisions
Chapter 12: Recognizing Employee Contributions with Pay
Chapter 13: Employee Benefits
PART FIVE: Special Topics in Human Resource Management
Chapter 14: Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
Chapter 15: Managing Human Resources Globally
Chapter 16: Strategically Managing the HRM Function