ERIC Number: ED387664
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Human Resource Management. Third Edition.
Fisher, Cynthia D.; And Others
This book offers students, practicing managers, and human resource professionals a comprehensive, current, research-based introduction to the human resource management (HRM) function. It is organized in eight sections, logically following the progression of individuals into, through, and out of the organization. Part 1, overview and introduction, covers the following: definition of HRM; the international, strategy, ethics, and utility themes; trends and challenges affecting HRM; and career tracks and preparation. Part 2 on planning for organizations, jobs, and people discusses these topics: strategic issues in HRM, planning programs to deal with anticipated shortfalls or surpluses, and job analysis. Part 3 on acquiring human resources addresses the following: the latest equal employment opportunity legislation and enforcement procedures, recruitment techniques, reliability and validation methods, and selection. Part 4 on building individual and organizational performance discusses HRM development and HRM approaches to improving competitiveness. Part 5 covers performance appraisal and reward systems (compensation). Part 6 is concerned with maintaining human resources: safety and health, labor relations, and organizational exit. Part 7 raises issues involved in multinational HRM. Part 8 explores the challenges in shifting organizations from a personnel management to a strategic HRM orientation. Company, author, and subject indexes are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Personnel Management, Personnel Needs, Personnel Policy, Personnel Selection, Recruitment
Houghton-Mifflin, 222 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116-3764.
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners
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