Human Resource Management in Local Government Concepts and Applications for HRM Students and Practitioners

ISBN-10: 0324061560
ISBN-13: 9780324061567
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $234.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 4/6/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 512
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

This book represents a unique approach to human resource management that addresses two important needs. First, the book answers the need for a practical guide for local government HR management. The authors detail applications and techniques required in this working environment. Second, the book answers the need for an instructional text that accurately presents the local government HR manager's role and everyday activities.

Understanding Human Resource Management
An Introduction to Human Resource Management
Introduction
Organizational Resources and Productivity
Contemporary HR Management Challenges
HR Management Activities
Modern Human Resource Management in Local Government
Organizing the Human Resource Unit
HR Management Accountabilities
Historical Development of the Human Resource Function
Introduction
The Beginnings
The Emergence of Personnel Management
Coming of Age
Increasing Influence of the Legal Environment
Changing Emphasis of Civil Service Reform
Professionalization of Personnel Management
The Modern Era
The Legal Environment of Human Resource Management
Introduction
Federal Regulation of Employment Discrimination
Government Regulation of the Workplace and the Employment Relationship
Constitutional Issues of Local Government Employment
State Employment Laws
Organizational Considerations
Behavioral Foundations of Human Resource Management
Introduction
Motivation: Basic Considerations
Content Approaches to Motivation
Process Approaches to Motivation
Job Satisfaction
Management Philosophy and Leadership
Planning and Policy Development
Introduction
Planning Approaches
Need for Planning in Local Government
Standing Plans for Human Resources
Human Resource Planning
Staffing
Organizing and Designing Jobs
Introduction
The Organization of Jobs and Work
Fundamentals of Job Design
Job Design Considerations and Strategies
Choosing a Job Design Strategy
Analyzing Jobs and Writing Job Descriptions
Introduction
The Need for Job Analysis
Information Essential to Job Analysis
Methods of Analyzing Jobs
Developing Job Descriptions
Practical Considerations in Job Analysis
Preparation for Staffing and Recruiting
Introduction
Legal Aspects of Recruiting and Selection
Reliability and Validity of Selection Procedures
Recruiting
Selecting Employees
Introduction
Selection Strategies
Nature of Preemployment Inquiries
Selection Procedures: General Methods
Job-Specific Selection Procedures
Certification and Appointment
Documentation and Record Keeping
Developing Employees and Measuring Work Contributions
Orientation, Training, and Development
Introduction
Orientation
Training
Development of Human Resources
Performance Appraisal
Introduction
Purposes of Performance Appraisal
Legal Aspects of Performance Appraisal
Issues in Performance Measurement
Performance Appraisal Formats and Methods
Implementing the Performance Appraisal System
Compensating Employees
Compensation: Strategies and Structure
Introduction
Forms of Compensation
Strategic Compensation
Determining the Internal Worth of Jobs
Assessing the External Market
Developing the Pay Structure
Alternatives to Traditional Pay Structures
Compensation: Pay and Benefits
Introduction
Legal Aspects of Compensation
The Role of Labor Unions in Compensation
Determining Pay for Employees
Determining Employee Benefits and Services
Management of the Compensation Program
Enhancing Employee Relations and Providing Security
Identifying and Resolving Workplace Problems
Introduction
Dysfunctional Signs and Symptoms
Sources of Workplace Problems
Resolving Workplace Problems
Labor Relations
Introduction
Evolution of Labor-Management Relations
Issues of Labor Relations in Local Government
The Legal Framework for Labor Relations
Unionization and Collective Bargaining
Trends in Labor Relations
Safety, Health, and Security
Introduction
Laws and Regulations
Organizational Responsibility for Safety and Health
Designing Occupational Health and Safety Programs
Safety Programs
Occupational Health Programs
Workplace Security Programs
Moving Toward the Future
Looking Ahead in Human Resource Management
Introduction
Organizational Issues: HR Management Status and Resources
Management Issues: HR Activities and Programs
Staffing Issues: Credibility of the HR Staff
Future Directions in HR Management
Appendices
Questions for Critical Thinking
Content Outline of the HR Body of Knowledge
Selected Competencies in the IPMA HR Competency Model
Organizations and Government Agencies in HR Management
Publications in HR Management
Annual Report Form EEO-4
Job Description for HR Director in Small Municipality
Glossary
URL Index
Name Index
Subject Index

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