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Human Resource Management, 7th Edition

by: Raymond Noe, John Hollenbeck, Barry Gerhart, Patrick Wright

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Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL,30.11.09

Category: Human Resource Management Level:

ISBN: 0073530476
ISBN13: 9780073530475

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As competitors strive to win the war for talent, effective human resource management is necessary to gain true competitive advantage in the marketplace. Three challenges companies face are sustainability, technology, and globalization. Human Resource Management 7th Edition brings these challenges to life by highlighting real-world examples pertaining to these issues and relating it to the concepts within the chapter. This best-selling McGraw-Hill/Irwin Human Resource Management title provides students with the technical background needed to be a knowledgeable consumer of human resource (HR) products and services, to manage HR effectively, or to be a successful HR professional. While clearly strategic in nature, 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.
Key Features

# (Rep Eyes Only)
The human resource management (HRM) course can be found in business schools, MBA programs, industrial relations programs and in some psychology departments. The course is mainly found in 4-year schools as part of the management curriculum. While the course can sometimes be found in 2-year programs, Noe will rarely appeal to this part of the market.
Internal differentiation: Noe (HB) is our most popular mainstream text with a strategy theme throughout, Noe (PB) is our brief general HR text, Bernardin is our most experiential/applied text, Byars/Rue is our most basic text, Cascio is our most comprehensive text w/ strong global focus, Ivancevich is our well-researched text with lots of ?real? org. settings and situations.
Story: Noe is our most popular mainstream text. Strategic (competitive advantages) theme runs throughout the text ? managerial oriented for business majors, but works for HR majors, too. 16-chapter format is very appealing with the last chapter focusing on ?putting everything into perspective? about why HRM functions are so important to today?s companies.
# New and Updated Chapter Openers, End of Chapter Cases, and Cases from the pages of Business Week- All introduce the student to issues related to HRMs role in the current economic reality (recession) and other current chapter topics such as downsizing, GMs reorganization to survive, company?s emphasis on learning, reducing labor costs, reviewing incentive programs and benefits to increase their motivational value and focus on cost-containment. In 14 of 16 chapters, opening cases present a real business problem or issue that provides background for the issues discussed in the chapter. At the end of each chapter a feature called ?A Look Back?, provides questions that challenge students to address the human resource issues discussed in the chapter opening cases. In Chapter 2, Strategic Human Resource Management, ?A Look Back?, asks students to consider how GM should consider changing the way it manages its workforce and works with the employee unions as a result of its transformation and new business model.

# New HRM Video DVD providing 28 HRM related clips is available upon adoption of this 7th Edition. 8 out of the 16 chapters have new videos including a new video produced by the SHRM Foundation called: Seeing Forward: Succession Planning at 3M. Two videos specifically address recession related layoffs; one from a small business owner?s perspective, the other from the workers perspective.
# Newly Enhanced End of Chapter Cases Online! In the Look Back end-of-chapter section for six chapters, a case icon has been added next to certain sections indicating that a pertinent case is available through the OLC website. Four new cases relate to topics in six chapters of the book. Cases were written by Alan J. Fazzari and Joseph B. Mosca of Monmouth University and focus on specific topics such as workplace bullying, sexual harassment, and performance evaluation.
# New and Expanded Content Highlights

  * Chapter 1 includes expanded coverage of Entering International Markets

  * Chapter 3 covers the latest changes to ADAA and the new Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

  * Chapter 4 includes new material on the key to successful downsizing.

  * Chapter 7 contains a new discussion of the effect of globalization and recession on training

  * Chapter 10 explores the punitive approaches to employee health and the consequences

# New! HR Failures is a new feature for the Instructors Manual that highlights HR-related court cases where companies? HR practices went wrong. There is one case per chapter, including an accompanying discussion question. The case for chapter 6, for example, describes a situation in which a woman sued an Oregon library after it withdrew its offer of employment when she refused to take a pre-employment drug test.
# Updated Key terms are highlighted and defined in the margin in order to help students learn the language of HRM. Some new terms include lean thinking, talent management, calibration meeting, and prosocial motivation.
# Evidence Based HR Sections within each chapter highlight the growing trend to demonstrate how HR contributes to a company?s competitive advantage. Evidence-based HR shows how HR decisions are based on data and not just intuition. The company examples used show how HR practices influence the company?s bottom line or key stakeholders including shareholders, employees, customers, or the community.
# Instructor?s Guide to using NBC?s ?The Office? contains teaching notes and suggested use of select episodes from the popular television show along with discussion questions and answers. Specific scenes have been selected which bring specific HR topics to life.
# Enhanced Cartridge Content includes chapter pre/post tests with results that auto populate your grade book, narrated chapter summaries, narrated PowerPoint slides, select videos, and key terms all available for students to download to their iPod?s and study on the go.
# Test Bank Tags: Test Bank includes the Answer, Level of Difficulty, Learning Objective, AACSB Knowledge Category, and Bloom?s Taxonomy Question Type. Bloom?s categories include; Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. AACSB knowledge categories are; Communication Abilities, Ethical Understanding and Reasoning Abilities, Analytical Skills, Use of Information Technology, Multicultural and Diversity Understanding, and Reflective Thinking Skills.
# The boxes ? ?Competing through Globalization?, ?Competing through Technology?, and ?Competing through Sustainability? have all been updated with new references to recent companies and examples. Their practical relevance and timeliness to HR issues are essential for student learning in the classroom.
# ?Exercising Strategy' sections at the end of the chapters provide additional cases with discussion questions. The examples pose strategic questions based on real-life practices.
# Self-Assessment Exercises at the end of the chapters provide a brief exercise for students to complete and evaluate their own skills.
# Updated End-of-chapter BusinessWeek cases look at incidents and real companies as reported by Business Week and encourage students to critically evaluate the problem and apply the chapter concepts.
# End-of-chapter video cases are located on the book?s website at www.mhhe.com/noe7e ? the majority of videos are new to this edition, and have accompanying questions to challenge students to view HR issues and problems from multiple perspectives.
# Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter inform students about what they should understand after reading through the chapter.
# (FOR REPS EYES ONLY) Instructor?s will need to obtain copies of the television show episodes on their own. You can buy this for them!
Instructor?s Guide to using NBC?s ?The Office? contains teaching notes and suggested use of select episodes from the popular television show along with discussion questions and answers. Specific scenes have been selected which bring specific HR topics to life.

Table of Contents

1. Human Resource Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage
Part 1 The Human Resource Environment
2. Strategic Human Resource Management
3. The Legal Environment: Equal Employment Opportunity and Safety
4. The Analysis and Design of Work
Part 2 Acquisition and Preparation of Human Resources
5. Human Resource Planning and Recruitment
6. Selection and Placement
7. Training
Part 3 Assessment and Development of HR
8. Performance Management
9. Employee Development
10. Employee Separation and Retention
Part 4 Compensation of Human Resources
11. Pay Structure Decisions
12. Recognizing Employee Contributions with Pay
13. Employee Benefits
Part 5 Special Topics in Human Resources
14. Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
15. Managing Human Resources Globally
16. Strategically Managing the HR Function
Photo Credits
Name and Company Index
Subject Index

# Management in the Movies DVD
ISBN: 0073317713
Author(s): JONES

# IRCD to accompany NoeHRM
ISBN: 0077243463
Author(s): NOE