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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
People, Data, and Analytics

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January 2020 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: People, Data, and Analytics provides a current, succinct, and interesting introduction to the world of HRM with a special emphasis on how data can help managers make better decisions about the people in their organizations. Authors Talya Bauer, Berrin Erdogan, David Caughlin, and Donald Truxillo use cutting-edge case studies and contemporary examples to illustrate key concepts and trends. A variety of exercises give students hands-on opportunities to practice their problem-solving, ethical decision-making, and data literacy skills. Non-HR majors and HR majors alike will learn best practices for managing talent in today’s ever-evolving workplace.

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Part 1: HRM in Context
Chapter 1: Human Resource Managment
Chapter 2: Strategic HRM , Data-Driven Decision Making, and HR Analytics
Chapter 3: Data Management and Human Resources Information Systems
Chapter 4: Diversity , Inclusion , and Equal Employment Laws
Chapter 5: The Analysis and Design of Work
Part 2: Managing the Talent Life Cycle
Chapter 6: Workforce Planning and Recruitment
Chapter 7: Selection Processes and Procedures
Chapter 8: Training, Development, and Careers
Chapter 9: Performance Management
Chapter 10: Managing Employee Separations and Retention
Part 3: Reward System
Chapter 11: Rewarding Employees
Chapter 12: Managing Benefits
Chapter 13: Employee and Labor Relations
Part 4: Special Topics in HR
Chapter 14: Employee Safety, Well-Being, and Wellness
Chapter 15: Opportunities and Challenges in International HRM
Appendix A: Cases
Appendix B: Data Analytics Exercsies


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Talya Nicole Bauer

Talya Bauer (PhD, Purdue University) works at the School of Business at Portland State University and serves as the area director for the Human Resource Management program. She is an award-winning teacher and was awarded the Innovation in Teaching Award from the HR Division of the Academy of Management. She teaches HR analytics, introduction to HRM, training and development, and negotiations courses and was recognized by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) with the Distinguished Teacher Award. She conducts research about relationships at work. More specifically, she works in research areas across the employee... More About Author

Berrin Erdogan

Berrin Erdogan (PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago) joined Portland State University in 2002. She teaches courses on human resources management, performance management, global human resources management, and organizational behavior at undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to academia, she worked as a corporate trainer at a large bank in Istanbul, Turkey.  Berrin’s research focuses on two themes. First, she examines how leaders lead through the relationships they build with their employees and the implications of manager–employee relationships for employee effectiveness, retention, and well-being. Second, she is interested in... More About Author

David Ellis Caughlin

David Caughlin (PhD, Portland State University) is an instructor of management at Portland State University where he conducts research on topics related to supervisor support, employee motivation, and occupational safety and health. His research has been published in peer-reviewed outlets such as the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Stress and Health, and Psychology, Public Policy, and the Law. He has worked with a variety of organizations on projects related to employee selection, performance management, and organizational culture. He is also an affiliated faculty member with Portland State University’s Advancement of... More About Author

Donald Martin Truxillo

Donald Truxillo (PhD, Louisiana State University) is a Professor at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland. Previously, he worked in the areas of selection, employee development, and promotions for the City of New Orleans as an industrial psychologist and as a professor in the industrial/organizational psychology program at Portland State University. He studies the methods employers use to hire workers and the experiences of job applicants during recruitment and hiring. In addition, Donald examines issues related to workplace safety and health as well as age differences at work. He served as associate editor for the... More About Author

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