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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Functions, Applications, and Skill Development

Third Edition

February 2023 | 488 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development, Third Edition helps students of all majors build the skills they need to recruit, select, train, and develop people. Bestselling authors Robert N. Lussier and John R. Hendon explore the important strategic function HR plays in today's organizations. A wide variety of applications, online self-assessments, and experiential exercises keep students engaged and help them see the relevancy of HR as they learn skills they can use in their personal and professional lives.  The Third Edition includes 13 new case studies and new coverage of virtual and flexible work resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the long-lasting effects the pandemic has had on women in the workforce, artificial intelligence use within HR, and diversity and inclusion. 

Part I: The Human Resource Management Environment
Chapter 1: Today’s Human Resource Management
Chapter 2: Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Strategy-Driven HRM
Chapter 3: The Legal Environment
Part II: Staffing
Chapter 4: Workforce Planning: Job Analysis, Design, and Employment Forecasting
Chapter 5: Recruiting Job Candidates
Chapter 6: Selecting New Employees
Part III: Developing and Managing
Chapter 7: Training, Learning, Talent Management, and Development
Chapter 8 Performance Management and Appraisal
Chapter 9 Employee Rights and Labor Relations
Part IV: Compensating
Chapter 10: Compensation Management
Chapter 11: Employee Incentives and Benefits
Part V: Protecting and Expanding Organizational Outreach
Chapter 12: Workplace Safety, Health, and Security
Chapter 13: Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainability
Chapter 14: Global Issues for Human Resource Managers
Key features


  • Updated to reflect the 2019 SHRM standards along with new cases, examples, and references throughout.        
  • 13 new case studies and new coverage of the flexible workplace, gender issues in HR, the great resignation, gender equity, and diversity and inclusion.       
  • Through the use of our applied skills features, students learn how to stay current in the HR laws, regulations, and trends to successfully apply that information on the job.        
  • Emphasizes the changing nature of work resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic including the long-lasting effects on women in the workforce.        
  • Includes more coverage of data analytics and artificial intelligence.        
  • Updated and revised Work Applications, Skill Builders, and online Self Assessments.        
  • Expands upon the benefits of diverse organizations.    

KEY FEATURES:          

  • Five types of application activities engage students in active learning while developing their critical thinking skills. ·      
  • Four types of skill development activities build and improve a variety of skills students can use both in their personal and professional lives.       
  • A chapter on Organizational Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility discusses how HR managers can help create ethical, socially responsible organizations.       
  • Trends and Issues in HRM introduce students to cutting-edge thinking and thought-provoking research followed a presentation of the mainstream topics for students to contrast a variety of viewpoints and develop their critical thinking skills.       
  • Case studies encourage students to practice using the skills they have learned.        
  • Covering 67% of the SHRM curriculum guidebook "undergraduate required" items, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management gives the student the ability to successfully manage others in today's work environment. 

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