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Managing Human Resources, 4th Edition

Managing Human Resources, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-730-30255-1

Jun 2013

744 pages

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Endorsed by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI - the national association representing human resource and people management professionals), Managing Human Resources 4th edition presents a concise coverage of key HRM topics typically taught in a 12 or 13-week teaching semester. The 4th edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the impact of the Fair Work Act on the employment relationship between employers and employees, as well as on the work of HR professionals.

Numerous practical examples throughout the text highlight contemporary HR issues, such as: 

  • Employee engagement 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Work-life balance 
  • Generational issues in the workplace 
  • Skills shortages in various industries 
  • The importance of effective employee recruitment and training 
  • The cost of involuntary staff turnover 
  • Increasing diversity in the workplace 
  • Outsourcing 
  • Corporate social and ethical responsibility 
  • Globalisation

In addition to a thorough analysis of the contemporary HR landscape in Australia, the text provides useful comparisons with HR practices in regional countries such as India, China and Japan.

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About the author xi

About the contributors xi

Preface xii

AHRI student membership xii

How to use this book xiv

Acknowledgements xvii

PART 1. Introducing HRM 1

1 Strategic human resource management  3

2 Human resource planning  61

3 Human resource information management systems  95

4 Human resource management and the law  121

PART 1 CASE STUDY 158

PART 2 Determining, attracting and selecting human resources 161

5 Job analysis, job design and quality of work life  163

6 Recruiting human resources  207

7 Employee selection  251

PART 2 CASE STUDY 300

PART 3 Developing and rewarding human resources 303 8

Appraising and managing performance  305

9 Human resource development  355

10 Career planning and development  397

11 Rewarding human resources  433

PART 3 CASE STUDY A 471

PART 3 CASE STUDY B 473

PART 4 Managing human resources 475 12

Industrial relations 477

13 Employee health and safety 531

14 Managing diversity 577

PART 4 CASE STUDY 618

PART 5 Human resources in a changing world 621

15 International human resource management 623

16 Assessing HRM effectiveness 667

PART 5 CASE STUDY A 694

PART 5 CASE STUDY B 697

Glossary 699

Name index 711

Subject index 713

  • Practitioner Speaks – human resource managers from a variety of industries provide real-world perspectives on chapter topics. 
  • Letters to the Editor - provide a thought provoking (and sometimes controversial) viewpoint on chapter issues, for further analysis. 
  • Newsbreaks – media articles on HR topics drawn from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region help demonstrate chapter theory. 
  • Fast Facts – interesting facts and statistics on relevant topics are highlighted regularly in the margin of each chapter. 
  • Doctor HR – presented in an ‘ask the expert’ style, these thought-provoking questions bring workplace HR issues to life 
  • End-of-Chapter Student Study Guide – at the end of each chapter, a wealth of material for self-study or classroom activities is provided, including review questions, class debate topics, online exercises, case studies and ethical dilemmas. 
  • End-of-Part Case Studies – a variety of case studies are provided to illustrate HRM theory. Each case study includes questions for analysis.
  • Coverage of the operations of Fair Work Australia and how the Fair Work Act has been implemented since it was introduced by the Labor government in 2009. 
  • Expanded coverage of organisational change, the sources of employee stress and the impact of technology in the workplace. 
  • New and updated research, statistics and practical case study examples to illustrate key concepts. 
  • All new boxed features – 'Practitioner Speaks', 'Letters to the Editor' and 'Newsbreaks' 
  • Interactive Study Guide – a multimedia resource containing interactive modules, skills assessments and local video.