Human Resource Management (HRM) takes a managerial orientation; and is viewed as being relevant to managers in every unit, project, or team. Managers are constantly faced with HRM issues, problems, and decision making and the text's primary goal is to show how each manager must be a human resource problem solver and diagnostician. This book pays attention to the application of HRM approaches in "real organizational" settings and situations. Realism, understanding, and critical thinking were important in the revision. Users have continuously been satisfied with the consistent writing style and level of presentation.
Outlines aspects of human resources and labor-management relations. Learning objectives, chapter outlines and summaries, application cases, boxes on career challenges, and news stories on actual companies reinforce material on legal aspects, job analysis and design, performance evaluation and compensation, and collective bargaining. Appendices discuss HRM activities measurment and career planning for students entering the field. This sixth edition includes expanded material on real-world examples and issues. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)