Human Resources Administration / Edition 5 by L. Dean Webb, M. Scott Norton | | 9780132397711 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Human Resources Administration / Edition 5

Human Resources Administration / Edition 5

by L. Dean Webb, M. Scott Norton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132397714

ISBN-13: 9780132397711

Pub. Date: 01/25/2008

Publisher: Pearson

Personnel costs make up 75 to 85 percent of the typical school district budget. Because personnel are so important to the achievement of the goals and objectives of an educational system, human resources administration is of central importance.

The new fifth edition of Human Resources Administration allows those studying the field to learn relevant laws

Overview

Personnel costs make up 75 to 85 percent of the typical school district budget. Because personnel are so important to the achievement of the goals and objectives of an educational system, human resources administration is of central importance.

The new fifth edition of Human Resources Administration allows those studying the field to learn relevant laws and policies, explore the application of computer technology, and discover successful collective negotiation strategies. For further success, this text helps readers develop integrated planning processes and communication systems while fostering a relationship of mutual respect and cooperation among the staff, the administration, and the school board.

The revised fifth edition includes increased coverage of various topics as well as a number of new features. A new chapter on staff development discusses effective staff development programs as well as five key steps in the staff development process while added coverage on the applications technology to the human resources field brings the text up to date. Case studies in each chapter help readers apply what they have just read to realistic situations in the workplace while visual organizers such as charts and tables add easy-to-understand illustrations of chapter concepts and lessons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132397711
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/25/2008
Series:
Pearson Custom Education Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Human Resources Function: Organization and Processes

What is Human Resources Administration?

The Evolution of Human Resources Administration in Education

The Human Resources Processes

Processes of Human Resources Utilization

Processes of Human Resources Development

Processes of the Human Resources Environment

The Central Human Resources Unit

Human Resources and Site-based Governance Structures

Tasks, Competencies, and Indicators for the Human Resources Administration

Position Analysis and Position Description for the Central Human Resources Administrator

Ethics for School Human Resources Administrators

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

2. Strategic Human Resources Planning

Strategic Human Resources Planning

Characteristics of Strategic Human Resources Planning

Integrating Human Resources Planning into the School District Strategic Plan

Environmental Scanning (1.0)

Strategic and Operational Planning (2.0)

Implementation (3.0)

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

3. Organizational Climate and the Human Resources Function

School Culture and School Climate: Defined and Compared

The Importance of a Healthy School Climate

The Measurement of School Climate

School Climate as School Personality

School Climate as School Health

School Development Climate Assessments

Research on School Climate

Characteristics of Schools with Positive Climate

The Impact of School Climate on School Achievement

The Impact of School Climate on the Behavior of Personnel

The Impact of School Climate on Organizational Change and Innovation

Improvement of School Climate

Human Resources Responsibilities in the Improvement of School Climate

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

4. Recruitment

The Recruitment Process

Establishment of Goals

Assessment of Needs

Job Anlaysis

Prepar Job Description

Sources and Methods of Recruiting

Recruiting for Diversity

Recruiting for Hard-to-Staff Schools

Building the Supply of Future Educators

Establish Applicant Pool

Fiscal and Legal Constraints on Recruitment

Fiscal Constraints

Legal Constraints

Evaluation of the Recruitment Program

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

5. Selection and Placement

Establishment of Selection Criteria

Managing the Application Process

The Application Form

Initial Screening of Applicants

Applicant Tracking Systems

The Preliminary Interview

Background Checks

Reference Checks

Credentials Checks

Criminal Background Checks

Dealing with Negative Information

The Employment Interview

Planning the Interview

Conducting the Interview

Assessment Centers

Summary Evaluation of Candidates

Final Selection, Offer, and Acceptance

Notification of Unsuccessful Candidates

Evaluation of the Selection Process

Placement

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

6. Maximizing Human Performance: Motivation and Induction

Human Motivation

Components of Motivation

Theories of Motivation

Induction

Characteristics of Effective Induction Programs

Steps in the Induction Process

Evaluation of the Induction Program

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

7. Staff Development

Staff Development: Purposes and Constructs

The Staff Development Process

RPTIM Model of Professional Development

Characteristics of Effective Professional Development Programs

Staff Development Methods and Strategies

Mentoring

Assessment Centers

Learning Walks

Study Groups

Clinical Supervision

Lesson Study

Action Research

Individual Professional Development Plans

Teacher Centers

Job Rotation

Peer-Assisted Leadership

Adults as Learners

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Study

References

8. Performance Evaluation

District Evaluation Policies

Determining the Purposes of the Evaluating System

Elements of an Effective Evaluation System

Evaluation Criteria

Standards

Data Sources and Collection Procedures

Appraisal and Review of the Evaluation Program

Standards for the Development and Operation of a Sound Evaluation System

Technical Standards

Legal Standards

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

9. The Compensation Process

Establishing District Compensation Goals and Policies

Determinants of Compensation

Supply and Demand

Ability and Willingness to Pay

Cost of Living

Prevailing Wage Rate

Collective Bargaining

Government Regulations

Direct Compensation: Teacher Compensation

Single Salary Schedule for Teachers

Knowledge and Skills-based Pay

Job Enhancement Pay

Group-Based Performance Awards

Individual Performance-based Pay

Compensation for Extracurricular Activities

Direct Compensation: Administrator Salaries

Index or Ratio to Teachers' Schedule

Add-on to Teachers' Schedule

Administrators' Salary Schedule Independent of Teachers' Schedule

Indirect Compensation: Employee Benefits

Legally Required Benefits

Health and Welfare Programs

Savings Plans: Tax-Sheltered Annuities

Pay for Time Note Worked

Income Equivalent Payments

Free or Reduced-Cost Services

Flexible Benefit Plans: Cafeteria Plans and Flexible Spending Accounts

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

10. Collective Bargaining and the Human Resources Function

Employee Unions and Collective Bargaining: Definitions

Employee Unions and Collective Bargaining: Historical Perspectives

The Human Resources Function and Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining in Education

Determination and Recognition of the Bargaining Unit

Determining the Scope of Collective Bargaining

Integrative Bargaining in Education

Distributive Bargaining in Education

Impact of Collective Bargaining in Education

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

11. Legal Aspects of Human Resources Administration

School Board Policies and Regulations in Human Resources Administration

Compliance with Policy

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Certification

Citizenship and Residency Requirements

Health and Physical Requirements

Competency Testing

The Employment Contract

Tenure

Due Process

Procedural Due Process

Substantive Due Process

Employment Discrimination

Sexual Harassment

Adverse Employment Decisions

Dismissal for Cause

Immorality

Incompetency

Insubordination

Suspension

Involuntary Transfers, Reassignments, and Demotions

Reductions in Force (RIF)

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

12. The Support Personnel Program

Development of a Classification System

Job Analysis

Job Classification

Job Descriptions

Wage and Salary Determination

Wage and Salary Studies

Establishing the Salary Schedule

Recruitment

Selection

Application Form

Preliminary Interview

Employment Tests

Reference and Background Checks

Employment Interview

Final Selection and Assignment

Pre-employment Conditions

Training and Development for Support Personnel

Induction

Staff Development and Training

Performance Appraisal

Summary

Discussion Questions

Case Studies

References

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