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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
For Competitive Advantage

January 2021 | 433 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management for Competitive Advantage delves into the essential principles and practices of human resource management with a focus on gaining a competitive edge in the modern business landscape. A wide variety of learning tools in each chapter keeps students engaged and helps them bridge the gap between theoretical concepts and real-world applications.

Chapter 1 Managing Employees for Competitive Advantage
Chapter 2 Organizational Demands and Environmental Influences
Chapter 3 Regulatory Issues
Chapter 4 Job Design and Job Analysis
Chapter 5 Workforce Planning
Chapter 6 Recruitment
Chapter 7 Selection
Chapter 8 Learning and Development
Chapter 9 Performance Management
Chapter 10 Compensating Employees
Chapter 11 Incentives and Rewards
Chapter 12 Employee Benefits and Safety Programs
Chapter 13 Labor Unions and Employee Management
Chapter 14 Creating High-Performing HR Systems


Key features
  • Integrative framework highlights work design and workforce planning, management of employee competencies, and management of employee attitudes and behaviors.
  • Chapters bridge the gap between theory and practice using a variety of pedagogical tools.
  • Numerous examples and cases highlight companies students will recognize.
  • Learning Objectives help students navigate and understand the chapter material.
  • Chapter summaries provides a broad overview of what was covered in the chapter.
  • Key terms are defined in the margins of each chapter and listed at the end of each chapter.
  • Review questions ask students to reflect on the material in the chapters and demonstrate a clear understanding of the major theories, issues, and challenges associated with HRM.
  • Learning exercises encourage students to think about how the principles of HRM might inform the use of HR practices in different situations.
  • Case studies require problem solving and critical thinking skills in applying chapter concepts.

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