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A Framework for Human Resource Management, 6th Edition

by: Gary Dessler

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Publisher: ,25.07.10

Category: Human Resource Management Level:

ISBN: 0132556375
ISBN13: 9780132556378

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in human resource management.

A concise yet thorough review of essential HR management concepts.

A Framework for Human Resource Management provides students and practicing managers with a concise yet thorough review of essential HR management concepts-including fundamental practices, methods, topics, and relevant legal findings-in a highly readable and accessible format.

Apart from an improved visual experience, many new exercises and features enhance the sixth edition.



New To This Edition

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Making the connection-Realism. Each chapter of this text touches on, or provides examples of, how managers strategically use HR practices and technology in today's business environment. The end-of-chapter material also includes case incidents and 5 comprehensive cases to help students make the connection between theory and real-world application.


  * NEW! This text also introduces Web Exercises, the new end-of-chapter feature that encourages students to apply what they've learned in the chapter through web-based activities.

NEW! Introducing fresh, current material-Updates and New Features. This text contains dozens of new examples and research, including topics like onboarding and mobile learning. Several new features have also been included throughout the text where they highlight some of the key issues in HR management today:


  * Managing HR in Challenging Times Feature. This new-boxed feature shows students a snapshot of the skills that managers need to persevere in today's challenging economy.


  * HR APPS 4 U Features. Reflecting the latest issues in HR today, this new feature contains brief illustrations that show how managers use mobile devices to support their activities.


  * Expanded Diversity Coverage. Although heavily featured in Chapter 2, topics such as today's diverse workforce, diversity's potential pros and cons, and multi-cultural consciousness appear in most chapters, along with the new Managing the New Workforce features.



Features and Benefits

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For undergraduate and graduate courses in human resource management.

A concise yet thorough review of essential HR management concepts.

A Framework for Human Resource Management provides students and practicing managers with a concise yet thorough review of essential HR management concepts-including fundamental practices, methods, topics, and relevant legal findings-in a highly readable and accessible format.

Apart from an improved visual experience, many new exercises and features enhance the sixth edition.

Getting to the point-A Concise Overview for All Managers. The focus of this text is to make the information relevant to students of management-not just those who will specialize in human resources. In 390 pages and 10 chapters, this text covers the broad spectrum of basic HR practice, concepts, and techniques by distilling the essential HR material that the larger books contain and giving professors a more concise option to work with.

Making the connection-Realism. Each chapter of this text touches on, or provides examples of, how managers strategically use HR practices and technology in today's business environment. The end-of-chapter material also includes case incidents and 5 comprehensive cases to help students make the connection between theory and real-world application.


  * NEW! This text also introduces Web Exercises, the new end-of-chapter feature that encourages students to apply what they've learned in the chapter through web-based activities.

NEW! Introducing fresh, current material-Updates and New Features. This text contains dozens of new examples and research, including topics like onboarding and mobile learning. Several new features have also been included throughout the text where they highlight some of the key issues in HR management today:


  * Managing HR in Challenging Times Feature. This new-boxed feature shows students a snapshot of the skills that managers need to persevere in today's challenging economy.


  * HR APPS 4 U Features. Reflecting the latest issues in HR today, this new feature contains brief illustrations that show how managers use mobile devices to support their activities.


  * Expanded Diversity Coverage. Although heavily featured in Chapter 2, topics such as today's diverse workforce, diversity's potential pros and cons, and multi-cultural consciousness appear in most chapters, along with the new Managing the New Workforce features.



Table of Contents

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Chapter 1. Managing Human Resources Today


  
Chapter 2. Managing Equal Opportunity and Diversity


  
SECTION 1: RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION
Chapter 3. Personnel Planning and Recruiting


  
Chapter 4. Testing and Selecting Employees

SECTION 2: TRAINING, DEVELOPMENT, AND COMPENSATION
Chapter 5. Training and Developing Employees


  
Chapter 6. Performance Management and Appraisal


  
Chapter 7. Compensating Employees


  
SECTION 3: MANAGING EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Chapter 8. Ethics and Fair Treatment in Human Resource Management


  
Chapter 9. Managing Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

Chapter 10. Protecting Safety and Health


  

Module A: Managing HR Globally


  
Appendix A: Comprehensive Cases