Human Resource Management: A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantage

Author(s): Lawrence Kleiman

Edition: 6

Copyright: 2012

Pages: 646


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Effective management of human resources, like the effective management of all other organizational resources, leads to competitive advantage in the marketplace....

Human Resource Management: A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantage visibly and continuously highlights the importance of HR and its potential contribution to a firm’s competitive advantage. Because of the increasing importance of legal issues in the HR area, students need to fully understand employment law and how it applies to both HR and management. Consequently, Human Resource Management has a very strong legal orientation.

The streamlined, easy-to-read Human Resource Management: A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantage:

  • Demonstrates how practices and skills presented can be successfully developed and implemented in the context of today’s global environment.
  • Addresses the educational needs of management students who are enrolled in a one-semester introductory human resource (HR) management class seeking careers as either HR professionals or general managers.
  • Presents and discusses real-life HR case studies faced by a firm, the firm’s solution to the scenario, and explains how the solution enabled the firm to enhance its competitive advantage.
  • Features a unique section on the manager’s role in the HR process and the relationship that exists between managers and HR professionals.
  • Is instructor and student friendly with numerous pedagogical and learning features bringing the content to life. Features include chapter outlines and objectives, key terms, “On the Road to Competitive Advantage” and “Taking a Closer Look” boxed features, review and discussion questions, and at least one experiential exercise and case per chapter.


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PART 1 Introduction

CHAPTER 1 Human Resource Management and Competitive Advantage

CHAPTER 2 Understanding the Legal and Environmental Context of HRM

PART 2 Human Resource Management Preselection Practice

CHAPTER 3 Planning for Human Resources

CHAPTER 4 Analyzing Jobs

PART 3 Human Resource Management Selection Practices

CHAPTER 5 Recruiting Applicants

CHAPTER 6 Selecting Applicants

PART 4 Human Resource Management Postselection Practices

CHAPTER 7 Training and Developing Employees

CHAPTER 8 Appraising Employee Job Performance

CHAPTER 9 Determining Pay and Benefits

CHAPTER 10 Implementing Productivity Improvement Programs

PART 5 HRM Practices Affected by External Factors

CHAPTER 11 Complying with Workplace Justice Laws

CHAPTER 12 Understanding Unions and Their Impact on HRM

CHAPTER 13 Meeting Employee Safety and Health Needs

CHAPTER 14 Establishing HRM Practices in Foreign Countries

PART 6 Conclusion

CHAPTER 15 Working in the HRM Field

Lawrence Kleiman

Lawrence S. Kleiman is a professor of management at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He received his doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee. He has more than 30 years of teaching experience. He has also consulted for numerous organizations. Dr. Kleiman has published dozens of articles in a variety of human resource topics and has written a textbook, now in its fifth edition, entitled Human Resource Management: A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantage.

Related ISBN's: 9781465216540, 9781465210142




ISBN 9781465216540

Details Electronic Delivery EBOOK 180 days