This best-selling Irwin/McGraw-Hill human resource management title comes out in a new and improved format in time for fall classes 1999. According to the authors,effective human resource management is necessary for a firm to gain true competitive advantage. The three challenges companies face are the global challenge,the challenge of meeting stakeholder needs,and the high performance work practices challenge. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT provides students with the technical background needed to be a successful HR professional,to manage HR effectively,and most importantly to be a knowledgeable consumer of HR products and services. The text also emphasizes how managers can more effectively acquire,develop,compensate,and manage the internal and external environment that relates to the management of human resources.
A textbook for business students, explaining how managers can be knowledgeable consumers of human-resource products. The overall themes are the human-resource environment, acquiring and preparing human resources, assessment and development, compensation, and special topics such as collective bargaining and labor relations and strategically managing the human-resource function. A glossary is included. No dates are noted for the earlier editions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)