Managing Human Resources In North America

Managing Human Resources In North America

by Steve Werner
     
 

This unique text covers the key issues in North American human resources today. Providing an overview of new and emerging issues in North American Human Resource Management (HRM), the chapters are divided into three parts. The first part examines how changes in the business environment have affected HRM; the second part looks at topics that have escalated in

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Overview

This unique text covers the key issues in North American human resources today. Providing an overview of new and emerging issues in North American Human Resource Management (HRM), the chapters are divided into three parts. The first part examines how changes in the business environment have affected HRM; the second part looks at topics that have escalated in importance over the last few years; and the third analyzes topics that have recently emerged as concerns.

Each chapter is authored by a leading figure in the field and features case vignettes to provide practical illustrations of the points in hand. The chapters also conclude with guidelines to help HR professionals deal with the issues raised.

A Companion Website featuring online lecturer and student resources is available for this text and can be visited at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415396867.

Managing Human Resources in North America is a core text for current issues in HRM courses in North America and a supplementary text for students studying international HRM in other countries. It will be invaluable reading for all those studying HRM in North America or currently working in the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415396851
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/08/2007
Series:
Global HRM Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Steve Werner is Associate Professor of Management at the University of Houston. He has published over three dozen academic and practitioner papers on HRM and international business. Professor Werner serves on the editorial board of the Human Resource Management Journal and Human Resource Management Review.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Managing HR in North America 2. Staffing and Developing the Multinational Workforce 3. Advances in Technology-Based Training 4. New HR Challenges in the Dynamic Environment of Legal Compliance 5. The Changing Family and HRM 6. Ethics and HRM 7. Health, Safety and HRM 8. Competitive Advantage Through HRM 9. Counterproductive Leader Behavior 10. Outsourcing and HRM 11. The Costs of Employee Benefits 12. Executive Compensation: Something Old, Something New 13. HRM After 9/11 and Katrina 14. Concluding Thoughts

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