Provides students with an understanding of traditional human resource concepts, and a framework for making decisions about when specific practices can be most beneficial to an organization.
Throughout the text the authors highlight in the How Do We Know section recently published research from scholarly journal in non-technical language. Each of the sections concludes with a "Bottom Line" summary that shows how the findings of the study contribute to our understanding of effective human resource management.
Each chapter opens with a real-life scenario called A Manager's Perspective describing a decision faced by an individual employee, manager, or human resource professional. These scenarios highlight the importance of strategic decision making and revisited at the end of each chapter to reinforce key concepts.
Example Cases, Discussion Cases, Experiential Exercises, and Interactive Experiential Exercises offer a variety of ways for students to apply the concepts learned throughout the each chapter.
Each chapter includes a discussion that illustrates how a specific company has used the concepts discussed in the chapter to increase effectiveness. Trader Joe's, Southwest Airlines, Marriott, and General Electric are just a few of the firms included in these examinations of strategic HR.