Human Resource Management : A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantage

ISBN-10: 1592602681

ISBN-13: 9781592602681

Edition: 4th 2006

Authors: Lawrence Kleiman

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Human Resource Management: A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantage, 4e leads the reader through the basic principles and techniques of contemporary HRM, with an emphasis on creating and maintaining the competitive edge in ethical and practical ways. Up-to-date cases and examples can be found within each chapter, providing the student with real-life scenarios. The Manager?s Guide, a section found at the end of the chapter, gives practical guidelines, such as discussions of hot-button issues in the industry and developing skills for HR managers.
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning Custom Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Lawrence S. Kleiman is a professor of management in the School of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He received his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1978. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he worked in human resources at the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Science and Education Administration), and the New Jersey Department of Civil Service. He has published more than 35 articles in such journals as Personnel Psychology, American Psychologist, HRMagazine, Personnel Journal, Journal of Business and Psychology, Today's CPA, Applied HRM Research, Public Personnel Management, Journal of Social Psychology, Social Work, International Journal of Management, and Equal Opportunity International. He was awarded the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor, was a recipient of the "Innovation in Curriculum" award for his work on the school's MBA program, and was elected to the university's Council of Scholars. Professor Kleiman has consulted for numerous organizations including Sathers Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority, McKee Foods, Salem Carpet, Union Carbide, and AT&T, and has testified as an expert witness in numerous employment discrimination cases.

Introduction
Human Resource Management and Competitive Advantage
Understanding the Legal and Environmental Context of HRM
Human Resource Management Preselection Practices
Planning for Human Resources
Analyzing Jobs
Human Resource Management Selection Practices
Recruiting Applicants
Selecting Applicants
HRM Postselection Practices
Training and Developing Employees
Appraising Employee Job Performance
Determining Pay and Benefits
Implementing Productivity Improvement Programs
HRM Practices Influenced by External Factors
Complying with Workplace Justice Laws
Understanding Unions and Their Impact on HRM
Meeting Employee Safety and Health Needs
Establishing HRM Practices and Overseas
Conclusion
Working in the HRM Field
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