Synopses & Reviews
Focus on the information most important in preparing for the HR certification exam with a blend of practical HR concepts and proven HR practices found in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: ESSENTIAL PERSPECTIVES, 5E. To further your professional success, this concise essentials text by leading HR authors Robert Mathis and John Jackson reviews today's most important laws and regulations and addresses the information most often used by human resource professionals. Easy to use and economical, the book introduces HR concepts and practices in a format that's applicable for practicing HR professionals in virtually all industries. New chapter openers place concepts in a strong managerial context, making it easy to understand the importance and impact of the principles you are learning. Timely Internet resources and additional readings offer clear guidelines for further HR study in the areas that interest you. Discover the best in human resource management in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: ESSENTIAL PERSPECTIVES, 5E.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: ESSENTIAL PERSPECTIVES is the perfect guide for anyone preparing for the HR certification exam. This text offers you practical coverage of basic concepts, as well as a "managerial perspectives" at the beginning of each chapter that will encourage you to apply the concepts you have learned.
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 B.B.A. and M.B.A. 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 during his career. 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 served as an expert witness in a number of HR-related cases. At the University of Wyoming, he has 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
1. The Nature of Human Resource Management. 2. Individual/Organizational Relationships and Retention. 3. Equal Employment. 4. Staffing. 5. Training and Developing Human Resources. 6. Performance Management and Appraisal. 7. Compensation Strategies and Practices. 8. Variable Pay and Benefits. 9. Employee Relations. 10. Labor Relations. Appendix A: Human Resource Certification. Appendix B: Major Federal Equal Employment Laws and Regulations. Appendix C: Guidelines to Lawful and Unlawful Pre-Employment Inquiries. Appendix D: Sample Job Description. Appendix E: Effective Interviewing. Appendix F: Legal Do's and Don'ts for Mangers During Unionization.