Human Resource Management: 21st Century Challenges

Overview

This text is an introductory human resources management text that can be used in a variety of ways: 1. The book may be used as a stand-alone introductory human resource (HR) management text, providing an overview of the basics of HR. In addition, an abundance of current references and web site links enable the student to expand his or her knowledge of critical HR theory, practice and issues. 2. The text may be used to supplement an introductory human resource management text which covers the HR functions in great...

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Overview

This text is an introductory human resources management text that can be used in a variety of ways: 1. The book may be used as a stand-alone introductory human resource (HR) management text, providing an overview of the basics of HR. In addition, an abundance of current references and web site links enable the student to expand his or her knowledge of critical HR theory, practice and issues. 2. The text may be used to supplement an introductory human resource management text which covers the HR functions in great detail from cover to cover. Leonard and Cook's text fills in the gaps that exist in traditional texts by providing cases, skills applications, skill development modules, and experiential exercises that require students to analyze situations and apply skills about which they have read. 3. The text helps students develop HR skills they can really use. While learning about important HR management concepts, students will learn how to apply skills and knowledge to real-world situations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759338159
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/15/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Leonard is Professor Emeritus of Marketing and Management at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (I.P.F.W.). During his forty-year tenure, he held various faculty and administrative positions, including Chair of the Management and Marketing Department. Currently part of the Core Leadership Faculty, Master of Science in Leadership at Trine University, he develops and teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership, human resources, industrial relations, and strategic management. Dr. Leonard also delivered full-service consulting for thirty years, and conducted seminars for thousands of executives. Well published, his research on employee involvement and motivation, organizational culture, climate and leadership, human resource interventions, and case development has appeared in various journals, earned numerous awards, and contributed to five textbooks. Dr. Leonard received his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate Degrees from Purdue University.

Roy A. Cook, D.B.A. (Mississippi State University), is Associate Dean of the School of Business Administration and Professor of Management, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado. He has written a best selling textbook, Tourism: The Business of Travel, now in its second edition, and is finishing another book, Guide to Business Etiquette. He has authored numerous articles, cases, and papers based on his extensive experience in the hospitality industry and research interests in the areas of tourism, strategy, small business management, human resource management, and communications. Dr. Cook is the Director of Colorado's Center for Tourism Research, Editor of the Annual Advances in Business Cases, and also serves on the editorial boards of the Business Case Journal, the Journal of Business Strategies, and the Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Case Research (past president), and International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators. Dr. Cook teaches courses and consults in Strategic Management, Small Business Management, Tourism and Resort Management, and Human Resource Management.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Getting Into Human Resource Management Part 2: The Staffing Function Part 3: Managing Performance Part 4: Compensation and Salary Administration Part 5: Career Development Part 6: Managing the Disciplinary Process Part 7: Employee Representation and Collective Bargaining Part 8: HRM in a Changing Environment Part 9: Tying It All Together Appendix

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