Fundamentals of Human Resource Management for Competitive Advantage
ISBN: 978-1-948426-31-2 | Copyright 2022
Focuses on Managing Employees Rather Than Managing the HR Function: Since students often have difficulty separating the concept of employees as human resources from the discussion of the HR department, this book concentrates on the theory behind effective employee management practices and the reality that managing employees under different scenarios presents unique challenges and requires different responses. This managerial perspective, as opposed to an HR perspective, makes the book accessible to all students interested in learning about managing employees, while still being applicable for future HR professionals.
Managing Employees in Context: This book places the management of employees directly in the broader context of organizations and their external environments. It devotes a significant amount of coverage to the role of employee management in supporting business strategy, company characteristics, organizational culture, and employee concerns. It also addresses the external pressures that come from globalization, technology, labor force trends, ethics, regulatory issues, and related topics.
Integrative Framework: Students learn better when they have a clear framework for understanding how different practices are used independently and interdependently. In this case, they will learn about issues related to individual employee management and the larger work group, as well as how to address this independence and interdependence relative to different internal and external contingencies. The book highlights three primary activities for managing employees and show their interrelationships: work design and workforce planning, management of employee competencies, and management of employee attitudes and behaviors. We approach these themes from the context of understanding how employee management affects the ability of an organization to achieve its objectives and attain a competitive advantage.
|Preface (pg. i)|
|Chapter 1 Managing Employees for Competitive Advantage (pg. 1)|
|Chapter 2 Organizational Demands and Environmental Influences (pg. 27)|
|Chapter 3 Regulatory Issues (pg. 53)|
|Chapter 4 Job Design and Job Analysis (pg. 89)|
|Chapter 5 Workforce Planning (pg. 113)|
|Chapter 6 Recruitment (pg. 135)|
|Chapter 7 Selection (pg. 159)|
|Chapter 8 Learning and Development (pg. 189)|
|Chapter 9 Performance Management (pg. 219)|
|Chapter 10 Compensating Employees (pg. 247)|
|Chapter 11 Incentives and Rewards (pg. 271)|
|Chapter 12 Employee Benefits and Safety Programs (pg. 291)|
|Chapter 13 Labor Unions and Employee Management (pg. 323)|
|Chapter 14 Creating High-Performing HR Systems (pg. 349)|
|Glossary (pg. 375)|
|Notes (pg. 385)|
|Index (pg. 419)|
Last Updated: Jan 5 2021
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