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Human Resource Management
Functions, Applications, and Skill Development

Second Edition
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January 2015 | 712 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development, Second Edition, featuring the 2013 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Human Resource Curriculum Guide, explores important HRM concepts and functions with a strong emphasis on skill development, critical thinking, and application. In this fully-revised edition, all 210 required SHRM topics are noted within the chapter content as Robert N. Lussier and John Hendon prepare students to develop HRM skills they can use in their personal and professional lives. Students stay engaged through a wide variety of activities and tools that allow them to immediately apply HR functions and concepts.
 
Part 1: 21st Century Human Resource Management Strategic Planning and Legal Issues
 
Chapter 1: The New Human Resource Management Process
Why Study Human Resource Management (HRM)?  
HRM Past and Present  
21st Century HRM  
HRM Skills  
Line Managers’ HRM Responsibilities  
HR Managers’ Responsibilities: Disciplines Within HRM  
HRM Careers  
Practitioner’s Model for HRM  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 2: Strategy-Driven Human Resource Management
Strategy and strategic planning in the 21st century  
The External Environment  
Strategy  
Structure  
Culture  
An Introduction to Data Analytics for HRM  
Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)  
Measurement tools for strategic HRM  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 3: The Legal Environment and Diversity Management
The Legal Environment for HRM – Protecting Your Organization  
A User’s Guide to Managing People – The OUCH Test  
Major Employment Laws  
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  
EEO, Affirmative Action and Diversity – What’s the Difference?  
Sexual Harassment – A Special Type of Discrimination  
Religious Discrimination  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Part 2: Staffing
 
Chapter 4: Matching Employees and Jobs – Job Analysis and Design
Employee and Job Matching  
Workflow Analysis  
Job Analysis  
Job Design/Redesign  
Designing Motivational Jobs  
HR Forecasting  
Reconciling internal labor supply and demand  
Succession Planning  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 5: Recruiting Job Candidates
The Recruiting Process  
Organizational Recruiting Considerations  
Internal or External Recruiting?  
Challenges and Constraints in Recruiting  
Evaluation of Recruiting Programs  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 6: Selecting New Employees
The Selection Process  
Looking for “Fit”  
Uniform Guidelines on Employment Selection Procedures  
Applications and Preliminary Screening  
Testing and Legal Issues  
Selection Interviews  
Background Checks  
Selecting the Candidate and Offering the Job  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Part 3: Developing and Managing
 
Chapter 7: Training, Learning, Talent Management and Development
The Need for Training and Development  
The Training Process and Needs Assessment  
Learning and Shaping Behavior  
Design and Delivery of Training  
Assessing Training  
Talent Management and Development  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 8: Performance Management and Appraisal
Performance Management Systems  
Why Do We Conduct Performance Appraisals?  
What Do We Assess?  
How Do We Use Appraisal Methods and Forms?  
Who Should Assess Performance?  
Performance Appraisal Problems  
Debriefing the Appraisal  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 9: Rights and Employee Management
Managing and Leading Your Workforce  
Commonly Accepted Employee Rights  
Management Rights  
Coaching, Counseling and Discipline  
Leadership, Management and Change  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 10: Employee and Labor Relations
Labor Relations: A Function of Trust and Communication  
Job Satisfaction  
Legal Issues in Labor Relations  
Unions and Labor Rights  
Management Rights and Decertification Elections  
Managing Conflict  
Negotiations  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Part 4: Compensating
 
Chapter 11: Compensation Management
Compensation Management  
Organizational Philosophy  
Legal and Fairness Issues in Compensation  
Job Evaluation  
Developing a Pay System  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 12 Incentive Pay
Why Do We Use Incentive Pay?  
Individual or Group-based Incentives?  
Options for Individual Incentives  
Options for Group Incentives  
Failure, Challenges, and Guidelines in Creating Incentive Pay Systems  
Executive Compensation  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 13: Employee Benefits
Statutory Benefits  
Voluntary Benefits  
Administration and Communication of Benefits  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Part 5: Protecting and Expanding Organizational Reach
 
Chapter 14: Workplace Safety, Health, and Security
Workplace Safety and OSHA  
Employee Health  
Stress  
Workplace Security  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 15: Organizational Ethics, Sustainability and Social Responsibility
Ethical Organizations  
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  
Sustainability  
Trends and Issues in HRM  
 
Chapter 16: Global Issues for Human Resource Managers
Globalization of Business and HRM  
Legal, Ethical and Cultural Issues  
Global Staffing  
Developing and Managing Global Human Resources  
Compensating Your Global Workforce  
Trends and Issues in HRM  

Supplements

Instructor Resource Site

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  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for structuring one’s course
  • Editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for the course
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter to encourage students to think critically
  • Multimedia content includes videos that appeal to students with different learning styles
  • The Instructor's Manual provides answers to in-text questions and case notes
  • A Course cartridge provides easy LMS integration
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  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts
  • Mobile-friendly practice quizzes allow for independent assessment by students of their mastery of course material
  • A  customized online action plan includes tips and feedback on progress through the course and materials, which allows students to individualize their learning experience
  • Chapter learning objectives help students reinforce the most important material
  • Multimedia content includes video and web resources that appeal to students with different learning styles
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected to support and expand on the concepts presented in each chapter 

“Robert Lussier, in collaboration with John Hendon, has taken his inimitable writing style to another level in this text.  Even the most mundane of HR topics come to life in this active learning text.  A multitude of application and skill building exercises ‘bring this book to life’ and reinforce student comprehension of the field of Human Resource Management.”

Carl Blencke
University of Central Florida

“An excellent source to curious minds…Covers HR topics thoroughly and engagingly.”

Ghadir Ishqaidef
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

“The Lussier & Hendon text sets a new standard for not only HRM textbooks but for textbooks in general through the exceptional approach and unique layout to demonstrate concepts, applications, and skill developments. It offers an effective way of guiding students from theory to practice and also making the topic easier to teach.”

Kern Peng
Santa Clara University

“Prior to reviewing Human Resource Management (Lussier and Hendon), my students were forced to rely on employment law reference books and my lecture notes in lieu of a traditional HRM textbook.  Quite simply, I had given up on finding a human resource management text that was current on employment legislation and on HR trends and issues, while written in a style that engaged the typical undergraduate student.  This textbook is the answer to my search for a superior undergraduate HRM text.”

Elizabeth Fair
Georgia College & State University

“This text is well written; the content is appropriate for under graduate level students. Each chapter is well organized and supported with exercises, summaries and case studies. In addition, the cost is reasonable for the students.”

Eleanore Webster
Santa Rosa Junior College

“Human Resource Management, by Lussier provides a path through the labyrinth of current HR Practices, especially the business component governed by more laws than any other business component.”

Harry Whitney
University of the Incarnate Word

"The application exercises and skills inventories will help equip students for a successful managerial career."

Diane Galbraith
Slippery Rock University

“Well-written, easy to read, and full of practical examples, Lussier and Hendon is a must-read for today’s HR student.”

Charles Gorman
Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University

“This HRM textbook has the best pedagogical features I have ever seen. The pedagogical aids, applications, and skill-building activities make the textbook unique in its ability to promote active learning and skill-building.”

Herve Queneau
Brooklyn College-CUNY

“Lussier and Hendon’s text on Human Resource Management is on the “cutting edge” of twenty first century knowledge for the professional HR executive, management personnel and an owner of a business.”

Jerry Sellentin
University of Nebraska

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Robert N. Lussier

Robert N. Lussier is a professor of management at Springfield College. Through teaching management courses for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used both personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 425 publications to his credit, including Management 7e (SAGE), Human Relations 10e (McGraw-Hill), and Leadership 6e (South Western/Cengage) and has published in top tier academic journals. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master’s degrees in business and education from Suffolk... More About Author

John R. Hendon

John R. Hendon is a seven-time entrepreneur and former director of operations for a $60 million company. He brought his experience and interests to the classroom full time in 1994 and has been a Management faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for over 17 years. An active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, he teaches in the areas of Human Resources Management, Strategy, and Organizational Management, and researches in a number of areas in the Management field, specializing in Entrepreneurial research. John is also currently the President of “The VMP Group,” an Arkansas-based business consulting firm.... More About Author