The focus of HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT is on developing students' personal and managerial skills by (1) Helping students understand the role of HR in organizational effectiveness as well as their personal career success; (2) Enabling students to understand how to flexibly apply the HR concepts that are appropriate for different problems or situations, and how HR both influences and is influenced by business strategy; and (3) Creating an understanding of the HR context by embedding the important concepts of ethics, diversity, competitive advantage, and the global context throughout the book. This highly readable book will help students understand how to use HR to hire, develop, motivate, and retain the right people and bring out the best in employees to execute the company's business strategy. It is intended for anyone who is or who might become a manager or an HR professional. By developing readers' competence and confidence in using important HR skills, this book will help anyone become a more effective manager through a better use of HR tools. Because most students learn more easily when they see the applicability of concepts to real life situations, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT provides numerous current company examples throughout the book. A book-long integrated case supplemented with interactive online videos develops students' personal skills and gives them some experience in applying various HR concepts. The case and videos reinforce the relevance of the textbook material and make the content even more understandable.
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Jean Phillips is a professor of Human Resource Management in the School Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. Jean earned her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Michigan State University. Jean was among the top 5% of published authors in Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology during the 1990s, and she received the 2004 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Jean has served on multiple editorial boards of top journals and she has published over 30 research articles. She has authored nine books, including Strategic Staffing (3e, 2014), Organizational Behavior (2e, 2013), Human Resource Management (2013), Managing Now (2008), and the five-book Staffing Strategically (2012) series for the Society for Human Resource Management. Jean was also the founding co-editor of the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management series for Business Expert Press. She has taught classroom and hybrid classroom/online courses in strategic human resource management, organizational behavior, staffing, and teams and leadership in the United States, Iceland, and Singapore. Her research interests focus on recruitment and staffing, leadership and team effectiveness, and linking organizational survey results to business outcomes.
Stan Gully is a professor of human resource management in the School Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. Stan earned his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Michigan State University. He is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has appeared on lists of most influential scholars inside and outside the Academy of Management. He has authored or co-authored numerous research articles, books, and book chapters on a variety of topics, including leadership, team effectiveness, motivation, training, strategic staffing, and recruitment. Professor Gully has won awards for his research, teaching, and service to the field, and he is serving or has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He is a founding co-editor of the OB/HRM collection of Business Expert Press. He has taught undergraduate, master's, Ph.D., and executive classes on a wide variety of topics using traditional and distance learning technologies, both domestically and globally. Professor Gully's applied work includes, but is not limited to, managing at UPS, designing leadership training programs, developing team communication interventions, evaluating predictors of salesperson effectiveness, implementing employee surveys to drive organizational success, and enhancing managerial interviewing and communication skills. His research interests revolve around health and wellness, strategic recruiting, leadership and team effectiveness, training, and organizational learning.
"An exciting new resource for students and instructors at all levels in Human Resource Management. This text relates the concepts of Human Resource Management to current HR situations and uses interactive online videos to reinforce chapter learning objectives. A must text for use in the experiential approach to Human Resource Management."
"I like the dynamic structure of the book, I like how it deals with current topics, and I like the fact that it uses real-life examples and organizations.... I like the overall approach taken by the author. I also like that this text seems to be 'fresh' in its approach to some difficult and sensitive areas of HRM."
"I would seriously consider adopting this book for the following reasons: (1) Focus on the importance of using a situational approach (flexibility and adaptability) regarding application of HR concepts. (2) Focus on the direct relationship between HR and business strategy attainment. (3) Integration of diversity, ethics, competitive advantage, and the global environment with HR throughout the chapters reviewed. The author did a great job of the describing and defining key concepts and issues. Real world examples were provided that assist students in understanding the underlying theory."
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