The economic recession has forced many companies to rethink the way they do business so they can persevere, and even flourish, in difficult times. Greg Stewart and Kenneth Brown, in their text Human Resource Management, emphasize how organizations can excel when they have consistent human resource practices that align with the strategic direction of an organization, even in tough times. Stewart and Brown’s Human Resource Management: Linking Strategy to Practice 2e is designed to help students understand traditional human resource concepts within a decision-making framework. Understanding the strategic benefits of good human resource management will help future managers better secure and motivate talented employees.
This book does an excellent job of providing a framework for HR issues that is appealing to all management students—even those who are not particularly interested in HR come away from the course with an appreciation for how effective human resource management provides a strategic benefit to organizations.