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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, 13th Edition



Fundamentals of Human Resource Management, 13th Edition

Susan L. Verhulst, David A. DeCenzo

ISBN: 978-1-119-49518-5 October 2018 464 Pages

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Human Resource Management offers a clear and concise introduction to the field, with a practical approach and conversational style that facilitates student comprehension and encourages early, active involvement. Real-world examples illustrate the importance of employees at every level, linking theory to practice with immediate relevancy that sparks student interest and promotes lasting engagement; coupled with expert discussion based on the authors’ significant industry experience, this approach helps students build the strong foundation and relevant skill set today’s workplace requires.

Revised to reflect the current HRM landscape, this new 13th Edition features up-to-date practices and perspectives on recruitment, training, motivation, retention, safety, and the legal environment, with a strong focus on the role of HRM in supporting business strategy. End-of-chapter Workshops are designed to foster analytic, diagnostic, team-building, investigative, presentation, communication, writing, and other essential HRM skills, while chapter summaries, reviews, discussion questions, and more help reinforce new material. By merging pedagogy with practicality, this text gives students a well-rounded understanding of HRM and how it is practiced across industries today.

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Preface, xxv

Acknowledgments, xxxi

About the Authors, xxxiii

Part 1 Understanding HRM

1 The Dynamic Environment of HRM 1

2 Functions and Strategy 31

3 Human Resource Planning and Job Analysis 59

Part 2 Legal and Ethical Context of HRM

4 Equal Employment Opportunity 83

5 Employee Rights and Discipline 122

Part 3 Talent Acquisition

6 Recruiting 150

7 Foundations of Selection 174

Part 4 Training and Development

8 Onboarding, Training, and Developing Employees 203

9 Managing Careers 230

10 Performance Management 247

Part 5 Total Rewards

11 Establishing Rewards and Pay Plans 278

12 Employee Benefits 306

Part 6 Safety and Labor Relations

13 Managing Health and Safety Risks 333

14 Understanding Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining 359

Glossary 411

Index 420

  • Discussions surrounding healthcare, social media, labor laws, sustainability, and other emerging human resources management issues have been updated to reflect current thinking and the most up-to-date practices  
  • Brings core concepts to life through engaging student activities and cases that focus on real-world applications
  • Aligns with curricula developed by the Society of Human Resource Management
  • Emphasizes research and communication skills through the analysis and presentation of controversies and local issues
  • Includes Service Learning Projects that allow students to enhance their resumes and apply HRM concepts while making a difference in the community