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Human Resource Management with Info Trac 11TH 06 Editionby Robert L. Mathis
Synopses & Reviews
Take the most current look at human resource management and its impact on the success of organizations today with the latest edition of HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT from Mathis/Jackson. Whether you are currently a practicing human resource management professional or plan to use HR knowledge in your career this comprehensive market-leading text has the information you need for ongoing professional success. This authoritative text offers a leading resource for preparation for professional HR certification by providing coverage of all major topics for the PHR and SPHR professional examinations given by the Human Resource Certification Institute (SHRM). This edition effectively blends theory and practice as it highlights the latest trends in human resource today, including strategic HR, employee retention, HR technology, talent management, total rewards, risk management, and workforce demographics changes. An updated research and academic approach with relevant examples demonstrates how HR is contributing to and impacting overall organizational success.. The book's application approach details how emerging trends in technology, globalization, and HR Metrics are driving changes in HR management today. Valuable learning features, from the latest HR headlines to HR Best Practices, add to your knowledge of how current events impact HR and shape success today. This edition's new integrated CengageNOW online learning system helps you efficiently manage and complete course requirements, with personalized study plans that maximize study time as you focus on the areas most challenging for you. The new HR BizFlix video clips from today's feature movies put HR principles in action. Find everything you need to understand the latest transformations in HR today and how HR can contribute to your success, both individually and organizationally, success with Mathis/Jackson's HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 12E.
Book News Annotation:
This undergraduate textbook describes the activities human resource managers perform to staff positions, meet equal opportunity laws, develop HR policies and procedures, train and compensate employees, and ensure their safety in the workplace. The 11th edition incorporates new research and adds boxed features highlighting HR metrics, technology, and global practices.
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Human Resource Management is viewed as highly authoritative, current and reliable. In this new edition, the authors have taken great care to ensure that the elements that make this book successful are still the foundation in the new edition. However, they realize that HR is a dynamic field and that transformation is occurring daily in HR. With the 11th edition, the authors discuss factors that are driving change in Human Resource Management and how HR is being shaped by many facets this such as Technology and Globalization. The authors of this book have excellent professional reputations and are well-connected with the Society for Human Resource Management. Now in its 11th edition, Bob Mathis and John Jackson have written an extremely successful human resource management book that is suitable for learners who will eventually work as HR generalists and managers, business students who are not HR majors and also current HR professionals, especially those who are preparing for their professional certification. This text is widely used in preparation for professional examinations (PHR, SPHR) by the highly regarded Human Resource Certification Institute, apart of SHRM. Human Resource Management is a highly regarded book written by authors who are well known and extremely knowledgeable in their field.
About the Author
Dr. Robert L. Mathis is professor emeritus of management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Born and raised in Texas, he received a BBA and MBA from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado. At UNO he has received the University's "Excellence in Teaching" award. Dr. Mathis has co-authored several books and published numerous articles covering a variety of topics. Dr. Mathis also has held national offices in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and served as president of the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). He also is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by HRCI. He has had extensive consulting experiences with organizations of all sizes and in a variety of areas. Firms assisted have been in the telecommunications, telemarketing, financial, manufacturing, retail, health-care, and utility industries. He has extensive specialized consulting experience in establishing or revising compensation plans for small- and medium-sized firms. Internationally, Dr. Mathis has consulting and training experience with organizations in Australia, Lithuania, Romania, Moldova, and Taiwan. Dr. John H. Jackson is Professor of Management at the University of Wyoming. Born in Alaska, he received his BBA and MBA from Texas Tech University. He worked in the telecommunications industry in human resources management for several years before completing his PhD in Management and Organization at the University of Colorado. During his academic career, Dr. Jackson has authored six other college texts and more than 50 articles and papers, including those appearing in Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, and Human Resources Planning. He has consulted with a variety of organizations on HR and management development matters and has served as an expert witness in a number of HR-related cases. At the University of Wyoming, he served four terms as department head in the Department of Management and Marketing. Dr. Jackson received the university's highest teaching award and has been recognized for his work with two-way interactive television for MBA students. Two Wyoming governors have appointed him to the Wyoming Business Council and the Workforce Development Council. Dr. Jackson serves as president of Silverwood Ranches, Inc.
Table of Contents
SECTION I. NATURE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 1. Changing Nature of Human Resource Management. 2. Strategic HR Management and Planning. 3. Organizational/Individual Relations and Retention. SECTION II. STAFFING THE ORGANIZATION. 4. Legal Framework of Equal Employment. 5. Managing Equal Employment and Diversity. 6. Jobs and Job Analysis. 7. Recruiting in Labor Markets. 8. Selecting and Placing Human Resources. SECTION III. TRAINING AND DEVELOPING HUMAN RESOURCES. 9. Training Human Resources. 10. Careers and HR Development. 11. Performance Management and Appraisal. SECTION IV. COMPENSATING HUMAN RESOURCES. 12. Compensation Strategies and Practices. 13. Variable Pay and Executive Compensation. 14. Managing Employee Benefits. SECTION V. EMPLOYEE RELATIONS. 15. Health, Safety and Security. 16. Employee Rights and Discipline. 17 Union-Management Relations. Appendix A. HRCI Content Outline. Appendix B. Current Resources in HR Management.
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