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Human Resource Management, 2nd Edition

by: Charmine E. J. Härtel, Yuka Fujimoto

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Publisher: PEARSON EDUCATION AU,13.05.10

Category: Human Resource Management Level:

ISBN: 1442517980
ISBN13: 9781442517981

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Thoroughly updated and revised and precisely detailing how HRM can create sustainable value for organisations and society, the second edition of Human Resource Management: Transforming Theory into Innovative Practice is essential reading for all students, academics and practitioners of HRM. Packed full of Australian examples, quality pedagogical features and cutting edge theory HRM, 2e will ensure that students are getting an all-inclusive text that provides a broad base for their learning of HRM.

With its strategic focus and a view from actual field work, it provides an excellent balance of practical teachings and the underlying theory of HRM. It also puts the theory components in context to help students understand what HR actually is, rather than just how to practice it.

The text facilitates the development of critical and innovative thinking, allowing readers to make Continuous Human Resource Management (CHRM) decisions in the light of the diverse features of any given business and its operating environment.

New To This Edition


  * New! Ethical Dilemma exercises at the end of each chapter engage students in dynamic problem solving..

  * New! Stronger links between theory and practice mean that students not only learn the concepts, but also how to implement them in real world situations.

  * New! Interviews and links to videos that relate to the chapter openers and end of chapter questions.

  * New! A full length integrative case focusing on the impact of outsourcing by Rio Tinto on Aboriginal contractors in the Pilbara

  * New! Learning Challenge at the beginning of each chapter showcases a real life HRM challenge that students may face in the workforce.

  * New! Many of the 'View from the Field' boxes have been updated. These provide real world cases written by experienced and highly regarded HR executives.

  * New! 'Manager's Challenge' boxes have been updated with new information to provide current examples of HRM challenges that Australian managers, organisations or industries should be aware of in the quest for effective CHRM and the achievement of a competitive advantage.

Features and Benefits


  * This innovative work is the only HRM text that takes an applied, integrated problem based approach.

  * Application of the CHRM model throughout the text enables students to see how it works in real life. It helps to address the processes of effective CHRM and the development of critical and innovative thinking.

  * Wholly Australian text packed with Australian examples means students will be using a resource that they can relate to.

  * Please Read sections direct students to other relevant websites and articles so that they can increase their understanding and research certain areas in more depth than the text alone can provide.

  * Review questions and exercises at the end of each chapter ensure that students have remembered and understood the concepts of the chapter before moving on to the next one.

  * Margin definitions provide a quick and easy reference of words students may not understand as they move through the text.

  * Outlined objectives at the start of each chapter clearly highlight the key concepts students should learn as well as the skills they should be able to display after studying the chapter.

  * Chapter summaries give students the opportunity to review the important concepts and reinforce what they have just learnt.

  * 12 chapters make the text perfect for use in a single semester.

  * References are provided at the end of each chapter, giving students a list of relevant articles and papers for that topic, and the opportunity to extend their reading.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Strategic human resource management in context

    The process of strategic human resource management

    Engaging and motivating employees and managing organisational change

Part 2: Issues, challenges and theoretical developments in strategic human resource management

    Managing knowledge and learning in organisations

    Technology and strategic human resource management


    Diversity management and quality of worklife

    Ethics and the law: Employee rights and employer responsibilities


    Strategic international human resource management

Part 3: Implementation of strategic human resource management


    HR planning, job design, recruitment and selection

    Training and developing human resources


Strategic performance management


Strategic reward management


The defining features of an effective HR practitioner



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About the Authors


Dr Charmine E.J. Härtel is a Professor and Management Cluster Leader in the UQ Business School at The University of Queensland. She received her doctorate from the top 5 ranked Industrial and Organizational Psychology program at Colorado State University and subsequently was the recipient of their Distinguished Alumni Award. Professor Härtel has 27 years experience in the public and private sectors, has consulted and provided expertise in the areas of organisational and employee development in , Europe, Asia and the and is the recipient of five awards for innovation in organisational practice. Her pioneering work on the characteristics of positive work environments has identified a number of the drivers of unhealthy and toxic work environments along with the leadership and human resource management practices, organizational policies and strategies to turn such situations around. Professor Härtel has authored ten books and over 70 refereed journal articles, which have appeared in journals such as Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Review , Applied Psychology: An International Review, Leadership Quarterly and Journal of Applied Psychology.

Among her editorial roles, Professor Härtel is Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Dr Yuka Fujimoto is a senior lecturer in human resource management at Deakin University in Melbourne. She has taught advanced human resource management, human resource development, staffing and reward systems. Her research advocates diversity openness and social justice in human resource management policies and practices to foster organisations and societies that enable every individual to flourish in their talent. Her research has been recognised with best papers at prestigious international conferences such as the Academy of Management, the Asia Academy of Management and the International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life.

Her publications appear in Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management and Organization, Cross Cultural Management Journal, and Asia Pacific Human Resource Management Journal.