Human Resource Management: Essential Perspectives / Edition 6

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Overview


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, 6th Edition. 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, 6th Edition.
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Mathis (management, U. of Nebraska, Omaha) and Jackson (management, U. of Wyoming) provide an overview of human resource management for practitioners and students. A sampling of topics includes organizational performance and global effectiveness, job analysis, managing and appraising performance, variable pay and benefits, and union-management relations. Appendices include major federal equal employment opportunity laws as well as regulations and guidelines to lawful and unlawful preemployment inquiries and a sample job description and specifications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538481700
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/16/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 174,262
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet 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 BBA and MBA 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. 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 has served as an expert witness in a number of HR-related cases. At the University of Wyoming, he 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.

Dr. Sean R. Valentine is the UND Alumni Leadership and Ethics Professor and Professor of Management at the University of North Dakota. Originally from Texas, he received a B.S. in Management/Human Resources from Park University, a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management from New Mexico State University, an M.B.A. in Business Administration from Texas State University-San Marcos, and a D.B.A. in Management from Louisiana Tech University. He was employed in the hospitality industry for many years and was an officer in the Army National Guard. During his academic career, Dr. Valentine has published more than 75 articles in journals such as Human Resource Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Behavioral Research in Accounting. His primary research and teaching interests include human resource management, business ethics, and organizational behavior, and he has received numerous awards and other recognition for his work. He has also consulted with a variety of organizations on different business matters.

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Table of Contents


1. Human Resource Management's Role and Strategic Nature. 2. Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity. 3. Individuals/HR Planning/Job Analysis. 4. Staffing: Recruiting and Selection. 5. Training and Talent Management. 6. Performance Management and Appraisal. 7. Total Rewards and Compensation. 8. Variable Pay and Benefits. 9. Risk Management and Employee Relations. 10. Union/Management Relations. APPENDIX A: Internet Resources. APPENDIX B: Major Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and Regulations. APPENDIX C: Sample Application Form. APPENDIX D: Guidelines to Lawful and Unlawful Pre-employment Inquiries. APPENDIX E: Questions Commonly Asked in Selection Interviews. Glossary. Index.
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