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Human Resource Management Vantage Learning Platform

Human Resource Management Vantage Learning Platform
Functions, Applications, and Skill Development

Fourth Edition

January 2020 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2114-5

About Human Resource Management, Fourth Edition

Written for both HRM majors and non-majors, Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development equips students with the skills they need to recruit, select, train, and develop talent. Best-selling authors Robert N. Lussier and John R. Hendon explore the important strategic functions that HRM plays in today's organizations.

About Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, and Skill Development, Fourth Edition - Vantage Digital Option


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Built to support your teaching. Designed to ignite learning.

Written for both HRM majors and non-majors, Human Resource Management by Robert N. Lussier and John R. Hendon equips students with the skills they need to recruit, select, train, and develop employees. Human Resource Management – Vantage Digital Option, Fourth Edition delivers trusted content from Lussier and Hendon's text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

Watch this 90-second video and see how it works:


1. What Is Human Resource Management?
2. Strategy-Driven Human Resource Management
3. The Legal Environment
4. Workforce Planning: Job Analysis, Design, and Employment Forecasting
5. Recruiting Job Candidates
6. Selecting New Employees
7. Learning, Training, and Development
8. Performance Management and Appraisal
9. Rights and Employee Relations
10. Employee and Labor Relations
11. Compensation Management
12. Incentive Pay
13. Employee Benefits
14. Workplace Safety, Health, and Security
15. Organizational Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility
16. Global Issues for Human Resource Managers


Instructor Resource Site

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:

  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
Don’t use an LMS platform?

You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected Instructor Resource Site.

I have adopted this text again because I found it to be helpful to the students.

Dr Joni Koegel
Business Administration Dept, Cazenovia College
August 2, 2022
Key features


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Pedagogical Scaffolding
Builds on core concepts, moving students from basic understanding to mastery.

Confidence Builder
Offers frequent Knowledge Checks, applied-learning multimedia tools (including assignable video with assessment), and chapter quizzes with focused feedback to ensure students know key concepts.

eReading Experience
Makes it easy for students to learn by presenting content in easy-to-digest chunks accompanied by frequent Knowledge Checks. The eReader also features notetaking, highlighting, definition look-up, and other helpful reading tools.

Assignments and Measurement Made Simple
Feeds auto-graded assignments to your gradebook, with real-time insight into student and class performance. The highly visual reports show if your students are struggling and where they need the most help.

LMS Integration
Saves you time by giving you access to all course materials from one location. SAGE Vantage can integrate with your LMS providing Single Sign-On (SSO) and gradebook integration.

Simple Course Setup and Management
Enables you to set up your course in just 3 steps—so fast you can complete it in minutes! Additionally, instructor control over assignments, content selection, due dates, and grading supports the way you choose to teach.

Quality Content
Written by expert authors and teachers you trust, content is not sacrificed for technical features.

Student Dashboard
Offers a highly visual student dashboard for easy access to grades, so students know exactly where they stand in your course and where they might improve.

Greater Value and Choice
Affordable access to easy-to-use, quality learning tools students will appreciate.

Greater Flexibility
Easy to access across mobile, desktop, and tablet devices, SAGE Vantage enables students to engage with the material you choose, learn by applying knowledge, and soar with confidence by performing better in your course.


  • Updated chapters reflect the 2018 Curriculum Guidebook from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), with more than 80% of the primary undergraduate guidelines included, as well as many secondary. The complete guidebook is included in the appendix.
  • Self-Assessments available on SAGE Vantage help students understand themselves better by integrating their preferences and styles with real-world HRM.
  • New and expanded content covers key and timely topics such as people analytics and metrics; increasing use of AI; employee engagement; high-performance work systems; pay equity; diversity and inclusion; the changing marijuana laws; the changing process of performance appraisal; and new exempt-employee regulations.
  • Additional end-of-chapter cases further illustrate how specific organizations use HRM functions, with critical thinking questions that challenge students to identify and apply the chapter concepts demonstrated in each case.
  • A balanced, three-pronged approach that brings together concepts/functions, applications, and skill development helps students master the concepts, apply them, and build essentials workplace skills.
  • Trends and Issues in HRM sections cover the latest developments in the field, particularly trends related to data analytics, social media, ethics, privacy, and working in diverse, global organizations.
  • Work Application boxes in the margin pose open-ended questions that prompt students to explain how the HRM concepts apply to their own work experience.
  • Applying the Concept features ask students to determine the most appropriate HRM concept to be used in a specific example.
  • End-of-chapter cases illustrate how specific organizations use the HRM functions; accompanying critical thinking questions challenge students to identify and apply the chapter concepts demonstrated in each case.
  • Skill Builder exercises help students develop HRM skills that they can use in their professional and personal lives.

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