9780324202175

Cengage Advantage Books: Human Resource Management Essential Perspectives

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  • ISBN13:

    9780324202175

  • ISBN10:

    0324202172

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-15
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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Human Resource Management: Essential Perspectives, 3e offers practical coverage of basic HR concepts and practices, including the review of important laws and regulations as well as an overview of information that is commonly used by human resource professionals. This shortened version of the extremely successful Human Resource Management offers concise, streamlined content that is easy to use and moderately priced. Its focused coverage is ideal for individuals preparing for HR certification exams, Directors of HR and instructors who are seeking basic yet comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of HR concepts and practices. The text is presented in a format that is logical for numerous industries and professional organizations. Overviews, Internet resources, additional information, and suggested readings in every chapter provide users with synopses of every topic as well as direction on where to learn more. The global aspect of HR Management is addressed as it applied in other countries. Future managers learn lessons that they can apply domestically and around the globe.

Table of Contents

Basics of Human Resources Management
1(18)
Nature of Human Resource Management
1(3)
HR in Small and Large Organizations
HR Activities
Globalization of Business and HR
4(1)
Factors Affecting Global HR Management
U.S. Workforce Availability and Quality
5(2)
Growth in Contingent Workforce
Demographics and Diversity
Balancing Work and Family
Organizational Restructuring
HR Management Roles
7(2)
Administrative Role for HR
Employee Advocate Role for HR
Operational Role for HR
Strategic Role for HR
Ethics and HR
9(1)
What Is Ethical Behavior?
HR Management Competencies and Careers
9(1)
Professional Certification
HR As an Organizational Core Competency
10(3)
Organizational Strategies Based on Human Resources
Organizations and Productivity
Linking HR Planning and Strategy for Competitive Advantage
Human Resource Planning
13(2)
Developing the HR Plan
Scanning the Environment
Assessing the Organizational Workforce
Forecasting HR Supply and Demand
Managing Human Resource Surplus or Shortage
15(1)
Workforce Reductions and the WARN Act
Workforce Realignment
Assessing HR Effectiveness
16(3)
HR Performance and Benchmarking
Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
Individual Performance and Retention
19(16)
Individual Employee Performance
19(2)
Individual Performance Factors
Individual Motivation
Management Implications for Motivating Individual Performance
Individual
Organizational Relationships
21(1)
The Psychological Contract
Loyalty
Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
22(3)
Absenteeism
Turnover
Retention of Human Resources
25(5)
Organizational Components
Organizational Career Opportunities
Rewards and Retention
Job Design and Work
Employee Relationships
The Retention Management Process
30(5)
Retention Measurement and Assessment
Retention Interventions
Evaluation and Follow-Up
Equal Employment
35(16)
Diversity, Equal Employment, and Affirmative Action
35(4)
Managing Diversity
Equal Employment Opportunity
Affirmative Action
EEO Legal Requirements and Compliance
39(5)
Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII
Civil Rights Act of 1991
Affirmative Action Regulations
EEO Enforcement Agencies
Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures
Elements of EEO Compliance
Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
44(2)
Sexual Harassment
Pregnancy Discrimination
Equal Pay and Pay Equity
Glass Ceiling
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
46(1)
Who Is Disabled?
ADA and Job Requirements
Age, Race and Other Types of Discrimination
47(4)
Age Discrimination
EEO Issues and Race, National Origin, and Citizenship
Other Types of Discrimination
Jobs
51(14)
HR Management and Jobs
51(4)
Workflow Analysis
Re-Engineering Business Processes
Job Design
Work Schedules and Locations
The Nature of Job Analysis
55(4)
Approaches to Job Analysis
Job Analysis Methods
Behavioral Aspects of Job Analysis
Legal Aspects of Job Analysis
The Job Analysis Process
59(6)
Planning the Job Analysis
Preparing and Introducing the Job Analysis
Conducting the Job Analysis
Developing Job Descriptions and Job Specifications
Maintaining and Updating Job Descriptions and Job Specifications
Staffing
65(20)
Labor Markets and Recruiting Issues
65(1)
Geographic Labor Markets
Industry and Occupational Labor Markets
Strategic Recruiting Decisions
66(3)
Organizational-Based vs. Outsourcing
Regular vs. Flexible Staffing
Recruiting and EEO/Diversity Considerations
Recruiting Source Choices: Internal vs. External
Internal Recruiting Processes
Employee-Focused Recruiting
Internet Recruiting
69(1)
E-Recruiting Methods
Advantages and Disadvantages of Internet Recruiting
External Recruiting
70(3)
College and University Recruiting
School Recruiting
Employment Agencies and Search Firms
Competitive Sources
Media Sources
Job Fairs and Special Events
Creative Recruiting Methods
Selection and Placement
73(1)
Placement
Criteria, Predictors, and Job Performance
The Selection Process
74(3)
Legal Concerns in the Selection Process
Pre-Employment Screening
Application Forms
Selection Testing
Selection Interviewing and Background Investigators
77(4)
Structured Interviews
Who Does Interviews?
Background Investigation
Medical Examinations and Inquiries
Making the Job Offer
Staffing Global Assignments
81(4)
Types of Global Employees
Recruiting for Global Assignments
Selection for Global Assignments
Training, Careers, and HR Development
85(20)
The Nature of Training
85(1)
The Context of Training
Strategic Training
86(1)
Linking Training to Business Strategies
The Training Process
Training Needs Assessment
86(1)
Training Design
87(3)
Learning: The Focus of Training
Learner Readiness
Learning Styles
Transfer of Training
Training Delivery
90(3)
Internal Training
External Training
E-Learning: Training Online
Training Methods
Evaluation of Training
93(2)
Levels of Evaluation
Cost-Benefit Analyses
Return on Investment (ROI)
Benchmarking Training
Careers
95(1)
Organization-Centered Career Planning
Individual-Centered Career Planning
General Career Progression
Career Transitions and HR
Special Career Issues for Organizations and Employees
96(1)
Career Plateaus
Technical and Professional Workers
Dual-Career Couples
Developing Human Resources
97(2)
Make or Buy?
Developing Specific Capabilities
Lifelong Learning
Re-development
Development Needs Analyses
99(1)
Assessment Centers
Psychological Testing
Performance Appraisals
Choosing a Development Approach
100(1)
Management Development
Succession Planning
100(5)
Managerial Modeling
Management Coaching
Mentoring
Women and Management Development
Executive Education
Problems with Management Development Efforts
Performance Management and Appraisal
105(14)
Identifying and Measuring Employee Performance
105(3)
Types of Performance Information
Relevance of Performance Criteria
Performance Standards
Nature of Performance Appraisals
108(3)
Informal vs. Systematic Appraisal
Who Conducts Appraisals?
Supervisory Rating of Subordinates
Employee Rating of Managers
Team/Peer Ratings
Self-Ratings
Outside Raters
Multisource Rating/360° Feedback
Methods for Appraising Performance
111(3)
Category Rating Methods
Comparative Methods
Narrative Methods
Behavioral/Objectives Methods
Management by Objectives
Rater Errors
114(1)
Varying Standards
Recency/Primacy Effect
Central Tendency, Leniency, and Strictness Errors
Rater Bias
Halo Effect
Appraisal Feedback
115(1)
Reactions of Managers and Employees
Legal and Effective Performance Appraisals
116(3)
Performance Appraisals and the Law
Effective Performance Management
Compensation Strategies and Practices
119(14)
Nature of Compensation
119(1)
Base Pay
Variable Pay
Benefits
Strategic Compensation Design
120(3)
Compensation Philosophies
Compensation Approaches
International Compensation
Legal Constraints on Pay Systems
123(2)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Independent Contractor Regulations
Equal Pay and Pay Equity
Garnishment Laws
Development of a Base Pay System
125(4)
Job Evaluation
Pay Surveys
Pay Structures
Individual Pay Issues
Executive Compensation
129(4)
Elements of Executive Compensation
Executive Compensation and the Board of Directors
Debating the ``Reasonableness'' of Executive Compensation
Variable Pay and Benefits
133(16)
Variable Pay: Incentives for Performance
133(5)
Successes and Failures of Variable Pay Plans
Factors Affecting Successful Variable Pay Plans
Individual Incentives
Sales Compensation and Incentives
Group/Team-Based Variable Pay
Successful Team Incentives
Organizational Incentives
Benefits
138(3)
Types of Benefits
Retirement Benefits
Health-Care Benefits
141(2)
Managed Care
Health-Care Legislation
Other Benefits
143(2)
Insurance Benefits
Educational Benefits
Family-Oriented Benefits
Time-Off Benefits
Benefits Administration
145(4)
Benefits Communication
Flexible Benefits
Health, Safety, and Employee Rights
149(14)
Nature of Health, Safety, and Security
149(4)
Legal Requirements for Safety and Health
Occupational Safety and Health Act
Safety Management
153(1)
Components of Effective Safety Management
Health
154(1)
Health Promotion
Security
155(2)
Workplace Violence
Security Management
Employee Rights and Responsibilities Issues
157(3)
Employment-at-Will
Wrongful Discharge
Just Cause
Due Process
Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) as Due Process
Rights Issues and Employee Records
Employees' Free Speech Rights
Workplace Performance Monitoring and Surveillance
Employee Substance Abuse and Employer Drug Testing
HR Policies, Procedures, and Rules
160(3)
Employee Handbooks
Employee Discipline
Discharge: The Final Disciplinary Step
Labor Relations
163(14)
Nature of Unions
163(3)
Why Employees Unionize
Union Structure
Union Membership in the United States
The History of American Unions
Basic Labor Law: The ``National Labor Code''
166(2)
Wagner Act (National Labor Relations Act)
Taft-Hartley Act (Labor-Management Relations Act)
Landrum-Griffin Act (Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act)
Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
The Process of Unionizing
168(3)
Organizing Campaign
Authorization Cards
Representation Election
Certification and Decertification
Contract Negotiation (Collective Bargaining)
The Bargaining Process
171(2)
Preparation and Initial Demands
Continuing Negotiations
Settlement and Contract Agreement
Bargaining Impasse
Strikes and Lockouts
Union-Management Cooperation
173(1)
Cooperation and Joint Efforts
Employee Involvement Program
Grievance Management
174(3)
Grievance Procedures
Steps in a Grievance Procedure
Global Labor-Management Relations
Appendix A Human Resource Certification Institute Test Specifications 177(6)
Appendix B Major Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and Regulations 183(2)
Appendix C Guidelines to Lawful and Unlawful Pre-Employment Inquiries 185(2)
Appendix D Sample Job Description and Specifications 187(2)
Glossary 189(10)
Index 199

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