Human Resource Management Applications: Cases, Exercises, Incidents, and Skill Builders / Edition 6

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Now you can develop a solid, practical understanding of today's human resource management (HRM) concepts and principles with this single source for contemporary cases, exercises, incidents, and skill builders. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS: CASES, EXERCISES, INCIDENTS, AND SKILL BUILDERS offers a hands-on approach to learning HRM with cases drawn from actual events in real organizations, and unique skills builders and exercises that focus on the practical abilities most important in HRM today. This book is the perfect complement to your primary human resource text in any introductory HRM course. A fresh emphasis on problem solving and critical analysis equips you with long-term skills that are important for success at any level of study. Timely examples are drawn from a variety of organizations, including today's growing service sector to provide you with a diversity of experience. The book's timely topics prepare you for traditional HRM situations as well as today's more controversial issues, such as telecommuting, alcohol and drug abuse on the job, and discrimination. With exercises designed for a single class period and a new comprehensive term project, you'll find opportunities to apply and refine your HRM skills for success within your introductory course and your career that follows.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The variety of activities allows the professor to pick and choose cases depending on topic, time, type of students, or prior use. This is a strong point to this text."

"I have used this text, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels for numerous terms. The length of the case allows for the breadth of coverage, inferential thinking and analysis of consequences of actions. I also like that several cases allow for students to think outside of the box. While I do not have sufficient time to use most of the cases, most of the cases are exceedingly useful."

"I feel that this is the best case book for HRM available … I plan on continuing to use the book in the future and have no plans on changing. I feel the authors have put a lot of effort and work into the text and appreciate its availability."

"This text is useful to the students. It is the bridge between theory and practice. Students often perceive that theory has not use beyond the classroom. Your textbook provides the occasion to apply theory to real workplace problems. It also offers students the opportunity for collaborative work as well so that they can work as a team solving a problem. Because the cases, exercises, and other activities are based on real work situations, the students gain practical experience in using HR concepts and principles. Beyond the pedagogic component, students enjoy the applications. They become spirited and lively, especially in role play exercises. They develop insights through the simulations. The textbook is useful to the instructor on many levels. It is well organized and the material is just superior to what is out there in the marketplace."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324421422
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/17/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Stella M. Nkomo serves as professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria. She is the former chair of the Department of Management at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Nkomo is a former Scholar-in-Residence at the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College and Harvard University. Dr. Nkomo's nationally recognized work on race and gender in organizations, managing diversity, leading change, and human resource management appears in numerous journals, edited volumes, and magazines. She has served on the editorial board of several management journals, including the Academy of Management Review; Organization; British Journal of Management; the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal; Journal of Managerial Psychology; Management Communication Quarterly; Work and Occupations; and the Journal of Management Education. She has written three successful books and is a former member of the executive board of the Human Resource Management Division of the Academy of Management. Most recently, she served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management. Dr. Nkomo has received numerous honors, including the Gender and Diversity in Organization Division Sage Scholarly Contributions Award in 2009. She received the Belk College of Business Research Excellence Award and the Bank of America Teaching Excellence Award during her tenure at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Nkomo also served on the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership. At the University of South Africa she received three awards for significant contributions to research.

Myron D. Fottler is Professor of Health Care Administration and Executive Director of Programs in Health Care Administration at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Previously, he served as Professor and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Administration-Health Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received his M.B.A. from Boston University and his Ph.D. in Business from Columbia University. His research interests include all areas of health services administration as well as stakeholder management, strategic human resources management, job design, and the impact of organizational restructuring. Dr. Fottler has served on a number of editorial review boards and currently serves on the editorial boards for Medical Care Research and Review and the Health Care Management Review. He is the founding and continuing co-editor of Advances in Health Care Management, an annual research volume. He has written 20 books, including numerous recent books focused on HR and strategic thinking for the healthcare industry. He has also written 140 journal articles and his research has won awards from the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Association of Medical Administrators, and the Healthcare Management Division of the Academy of Management. He is a former Chair of the Heathcare Management Division of the Academy of Management and the Doctoral Education Faculty Forum of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. His biography has been listed in numerous biographical publications, including International Dictionary of Business and Management Scholars, and Dictionary of American Scholars.

R. Bruce McAfee is an Eminent Professor of Management at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He has a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan, a M.A. from the University of Detroit, and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. He has written 10 popular HR books, including ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR, EFFECTIVELY MANAGING TROUBLESOME EMPLOYEES, PRODUCTIVITY STRATEGIES, and APPLICATIONS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. He has also written more than 50 articles and conducted more than 50 in-house training sessions for various corporations.

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Table of Contents

Part One: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN PERSPECTIVE: FUNCTION, DIVERSITY, AND LEGAL ISSUES. 1. The HRM Function/Environment. 2. Diversity Issues. 3. The Legal and Regulatory Environment. Part Two: MEETING HUMAN RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS: JOB ANALYSIS/DESIGN, PLANNING, RECRUITMENT, AND SELECTION. 4. Job Analysis/Planning/Outsourcing/Mergers/Layoffs. 5. Recruitment and Selection. Part Three: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVENESS IN HUMAN RESOURCES: TRAINING, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, AND PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL. 6. Orientation/Training/Career Development. 7. Performance Appraisal. Part Four: IMPLEMENTING COMPENSATION SYSTEMS AND SECURITY: COMPENSATION, BENEFITS, AND SAFETY AND HEALTH. 8. Compensation. 9. Benefits. 10. Safety Issues. Part Five: ENHANCING EMPLOYEE RELATIONS: MOTIVATION, EMPLOYEE RIGHTS AND DISCIPLINE, LABOR RELATIONS, AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. 11. Motivation and Discipline. 12. Labor Relations, Collective Bargaining, and Contract. 13. Administration. Part Six: INTERNATIONAL HR AND TERM PROJECT. 14. International HR Issues. 15. Term Project.

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