Managing Human Resources
Author: Scott A. Snell, Shad S. Morris, George W. Bohlander
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This market-leading, practical text explores all aspects of human resource management, focusing on today's most critical HR issues and current practices. The book's engaging writing style and strong visual design use more than 500 memorable examples from actual organizations to illustrate key points and connect concepts to current HR practice. Fresh examples spotlight the latest developments and critical trends, while hands-on applications focus on practical tips and suggestions for success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Managing Human Resources
Author: Stephen Bach, Martin Edwards
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This revised edition is a comprehensive, authoritative set of essays. It is more detailed and analytical than the mainstream treatments of HRM. As in previous editions, Managing Human Resources analyses HRM, the study of work and employment, using an integrated multi-disciplinary approach. The starting point is a recognition that HRM practice and firm performance are influenced by a variety of institutional arrangements that extend beyond the firm. The consequences of HRM need to incorporate analysis of employees and other stakeholders as well as the implications for organizational performance.
This book presents an HRM scenario in a number of South-East Asian and Pacific Rim countries. It highlights the growth of the personnel/HR function, the dominant HRM system(s) in the area, the influence of different factors on HRM, and the challenges faced by HR functions in these nations. An excellent addition to this subject area, each chapter has been written by an area specialist. As the most topical and up-to-date book in its field, this outstanding book is suitable for both academics and practitioners in the field.
Managing Human Resources
Author: Alan Cowling, Chloe Mailer
This is the third edition of a book which has gained wide acceptance in universities and colleges for use on advanced courses in human resource management. Written by a team of recognized experts in thier field, it combines a high academic standard with an applied approach to the challenges facing managers today, which will appeal to both line mangers and human resource managers.
This volume reflects the enormously diverse African society and examines the impact of contextual factors on the development of HR practices in Africa. It shows readers how to develop techniques and practices that reflect the real needs of workers in Africa.
Managing Human Resources in the Middle East provides the reader with an understanding of the dynamics of HRM in this important region. Systematic analysis highlights the main factors and variables dictating HRM policies and practices within each country. Diverse and unique cultural, institutional and business environment factors which play a significant role in determining HRM systems in the region are also elaborated upon. The text moves from a general overview of HRM in the Middle-East to an exploration of the current status, role and strategic importance of the HR function in a wide-range of country-specific chapters, before highlighting the emerging HRM models and future challenges for research, policy and practice. This text is invaluable reading for academics, students and practitioners alike.
In addition to providing the reader with a thorough overview of the trends in HR strategies and practice and the challenges faced by HR executives in Latin America, this book also explores cultural issues critical to conducting business and understanding human resource management in this region. Structured in two distinct parts, Davila and Elvira's comprehensive book moves from a general overview of the economic, managerial and leadership styles found in Latin America to the current status, role and importance of the HR function in a variety of country-specific chapters including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Central America and Panama. Expert scholars from the region and abroad highlight how regional characteristics affect HRM practices according to the particular development of each country, and country specific chapters focus on: aspects of key institutional determinants of HRM practices (such as laws, politics, economy) the current status, role and importance of the HR function in most firms review practices including pay, staffing and labour relations trends for the near future. Written from a Latin American perspective, and by contributors with interdisciplinary backgrounds, it features topical, original research and forms an essential component of the Global HRM series, complementing the other texts. Using up-to-the-minute case studies, this text is invaluable reading for academics, students and practitioners of HRM, personnel management and international business alike.
Endorsed by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI – the national association representing human resource and people management professionals), Managing Human Resources 4th edition presents a concise coverage of key HRM topics typically taught in a 12 or 13–week teaching semester. The 4th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the impact of the Fair Work Act on the employment relationship between employers and employees, as well as on the work of HR professionals. Numerous practical examples throughout the text highlight contemporary HR issues, such as: Employee engagement Flexible working arrangements Work–life balance Generational issues in the workplace Skills shortages in various industries The importance of effective employee recruitment and training The cost of involuntary staff turnover Increasing diversity in the workplace Outsourcing Corporate social and ethical responsibility Globalisation In addition to a thorough analysis of the contemporary HR landscape in Australia, the text provides useful comparisons with HR practices in regional countries such as India, China and Japan.
In today's highly complex and rapidly changing business environment, the ability to manage change and to promote and sustain a vital corporate culture are crucial skills for practicing mangers. In The Art of Managing Human Resources, the eminent business scholar Edgar Schein has gathered together for the first time some of the best and most influential articles that have appeared in M.I.T.'s Sloan Management Review. These articles represent a rich source of creative thinking on the management of human resources and the process of organizational development and change. What makes an organization effective? How does one integrate education with indoctrination? How can one meet both the needs of the organization and the individual? How can one ensure that employee behavior, whether at the shop floor or managerial level, meets ethical standards without sacrificing effectiveness? How can managers improve their own management of time? Does the right kind of culture or a strong culture necessarily lead to greater organizational effectiveness? Or can strong cultures actually constrain desired change? In addressing these and many other central issues, The Art ofManaging Human Resources offers a practical perspective on the field as it has evolved over the last twenty-five years, providing executives with the background and ideas needed to build a more effective organization. Written specifically for practicing managers, this volume avoids technical language and contains minimal discussion of research and methodology. It will be essential reading for line managers and human resource executives as well as for researchers, consultants, and executives-in-training concerned with human resource management and organizational change. About the Editor Edgar H. Schein is Sloan Fellows Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T. He has written numerous books, including Organizational Culture and Leadership and Organizational Psychology (now in its third edition) and has contributed articles to Harvard Business Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Industrial Management Review and Sloan Management Review.
Daniel Tomal Ph.D., CHOICE award winning author, has teamed up with Craig A. Schilling Ed.D., a national school resource expert, to write a comprehensive book on managing human resources and collective bargaining. Everything you need to know on managing human resources and collective bargaining are covered: planning human resources, recruiting, selecting, mentoring, professional development, benefits and compensation, unions and bargaining, and more.
This unique text covers the key issues in North American human resources today. Providing an overview of new and emerging issues in North American Human Resource Management (HRM), the chapters are divided into three parts. The first part examines how changes in the business environment have affected HRM; the second part looks at topics that have escalated in importance over the last few years; and the third analyzes topics that have recently emerged as concerns. Each chapter is authored by a leading figure in the field and features case vignettes to provide practical illustrations of the points in hand. The chapters also conclude with guidelines to help HR professionals deal with the issues raised. A Companion Website featuring online lecturer and student resources is available for this text and can be visited at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415396867. Managing Human Resources in North America is a core text for current issues in HRM courses in North America and a supplementary text for students studying international HRM in other countries. It will be invaluable reading for all those studying HRM in North America or currently working in the field.
Human resource management is a particularly challenging role, both domestically and globally. This challenge can be viewed either as an opportunity or as a threat. As an opportunity, the principles and practices of total quality presented in this book can help human resource professionals or anyone who manages people, transform institutionalized mediocrity into organizational excellence. The focus of this book is on managing the difference TQ makes in human resources. Whereas the traditional nature and scope of responsibility for most human resource professionals has been that of staff support geared to administrative compliance, the total quality approach offered here reveals the keys to developing and sustaining commitment to world-class performance. These keys include strategic input and continual improvement of the human resource system to enhance internal and external customer satisfaction both now and in the future. The full meaning of these new TQ role demands is explored in light of the driving forces reshaping the HR environment into the 21st Century. In addition, this book offers practitioner assessment instruments, practical TQ tools, and specific implementation steps to take in order to make the TQ difference in managing human resources domestically and globally.
Managing Human Resources for Environmental Sustainability The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is the premier membership organization for those practicing industrial and organizational psychology. The Society's mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology. I-O psychologists apply research that improves the well-being and performance of people and the organizations that employ them. This involves everything from workforce planning, employee selection, and leader development to studying job attitudes and job motivation, implementing work teams, and facilitating organizational change. SIOP is a nonprofit organization with more than 6,000 members. While an independent organization with its own governance, SIOP is also a division within the American Psychological Association and an organizational affiliate of the Association for Psychological Science.
The core resources and capabilities of any nonprofit organization lie in their human capital; their knowledge, skills and behaviors are critical to the achievement of the organization's mission and performance. Thus, effective management of this key resource is integral to the nonprofit organization's success. This book focuses on the unique characteristics, challenges and contribution of human resource management to the strategic objectives of the nonprofit. It explores contemporary issues that place the management of people at the intersection between the mission, strategy and performance of the organization. The book: * Uses the latest theory to build models that explain the determinants and dimensions of strategic HRM within the nonprofit sector * Examines the core HRM functions in the context of the nonprofit sector to provide insight into how nonprofits can optimize HRM contributions to performance * Provides a step-by-step process to develop, implement and manage HR practices that are aligned with the strategy of the nonprofit organization * Demonstrates how to integrate volunteer management into strategic HRM Using examples from around the world, as well as cases to facilitate learning, this book is ideal for students and professionals interested in strategic human resource management, and nonprofit management.