About the Book :
Bohlander/Snell's popular PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 16E, builds upon a foundation of research and theory with an inviting, practical framework that focuses on today's most critical HR issues and current practices. The book's engaging writing style and strong visual design use more than 500 memorable examples from a variety of real organizations to illustrate key points and connect concepts to current HR practice. Fresh cases throughout this edition spotlight the latest developments and critical trends, while hands-on applications focus on practical tips and suggestions for success.
This market-leading text demonstrates how HR impacts both individuals and organizations. The book's integrated learning system and comprehensive package, provide you more resources for effectively teaching your class. Look to the leader, PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 16E, to enable your students to develop the competencies that will help tomorrow's organizations create a sustainable competitive advantage through people.
Interesting Facts :
EXPANDED COVERAGE OF TODAY''S KEY HR TOPICS AND THE LATEST HR UPDATES PREPARE STUDENTS FOR TOMORROW''S SUCCESS - The latest edition of this market-leading text offers more coverage of critical HR issues, such as diversity, outsourcing/illegal immigration, today''s labor issues, and employee benefits.
"HIGHLIGHTS IN HRM" EXAMINE TIMELY ORGANIZATIONAL CONCERNS AND PRACTICAL CHALLENGES -Your students gain in-depth looks at how actual organizations handle human resource issues and functions as many new "Highlights in HRM" include "HR Planning and Strategy: Questions to Ask Business Managers" (Ch. 2), "Best Practices for Employee Testing and Selection" (Ch. 6), and "Employee Stock Option Plans" (Ch. 10).
MORE RESOURCES FOR MANAGING HUMAN RESOURCES - Discover a wealth of support beyond the Instructor''s Manual. The Teaching Assistance Manual is especially designed for new instructors, graduate assistants, and teachers wanting to generate more class discussion. You''ll find valuable chapter overviews and outlines, material for class discussion and ongoing student interest, topics warranting special attention, and exercises and discussion topics for student involvement. Appendices focus on presenting materials, initiating and sustaining class discussion, quizzing, testing, and dealing with problems unique to new instructors.
EMPHASIS ON THE MOST CURRENT PRACTICES AND ISSUES PROVIDE TIMELY UNDERSTANDING OF HR TODAY - Ensure your students are familiar with the most current HR practices and how to apply them with timely examples and special features, including "how-to" tips within this edition. Learning features and examples throughout focus on real, memorable examples from actual organizations to display how businesses and managers perform HR functions. This focus on real-world illustrations addresses both small businesses and international topics.
FOCUS ON CONTEMPORARY WORK ENVIRONMENT HIGHLIGHTS KEY HR RELATIONSHIPS AND RESULTS - No other book gives your students a more accurate look at the specific details and challenges in today''s work environment. Students see how HR specialists work in partnership with line managers and team directors, and how the most effective managers incorporate HR policy into regular interactions with employees.
INTEGRATED LEARNING SYSTEM EASES PREPARATION AND STUDY - Icons in the text margins and throughout all print ancillaries link coverage back to key learning objectives, making it easier for both you and your students to focus on the most critical points of each chapter.
COMPREHENSIVE CASES DELVE INTO CRITICAL HRM CHALLENGES -Ten comprehensive cases at the end of the text portray some of the most current issues and challenges in HRM. In addition, at least two case studies per chapter delve into current HRM issues in real business settings to encourage students to critically analyze possible solutions.
NEW! Human Resource Management is not only essential in large corporations - it''s just as important in small businesses and start-ups as well. To better train and inform students who are, or will be, applying HR concepts in a full range of business situations, the authors have enhanced their focus on small businesses in this edition. Each chapter now includes a boxed feature called Small Business Application that explains how chapter concepts can be uniquely applied in a small business environment.
NEW! Studies show that when reading textbooks, students need to be re-engaged every three to four pages. That''s why every main sub-topic within a chapter now kicks off with a thought-provoking question. These questions encourage students to analyze and evaluate what they''re reading as they''re reading it, and more importantly, empowers students to apply the material to real-life situations.
NEW! Because Web 2.0 technologies are now such a prevalent part of our lives, the authors have woven in examples of how HR professionals are using modern technology, such as social media and crowd sourcing, in the recruitment and selection of new candidates.
NEW! Technology also plays a major role in the teaching of this course. An entirely new set of video cases and corresponding questions are now available. The book also includes updated Using the Internet column feature assignments.
NEW! The 16th edition''s Test Bank has been significantly upgraded with the inclusion of many more analysis and application-based questions
Part I: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN PERSPECTIVE.
1. An Overview of Human Resources Management.
2. Human Resources: Strategic Planning.
Part II: MEETING HUMAN RESOURCES REQUIREMENTS.
3. The Legal Environment: Equal Employment Opportunity.
4. The Analysis and Design of Work.
Part III: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVENESS IN HUMAN RESOURCES.
5. Human Resource Planning and Recruitment.
6. Selection and Placement.
7. Training Employees.
8. Evaluating and Enhancing Employee Performance.
Part IV: IMPLEMENTING COMPENSATION AND SECURITY
9. Developing a Compensation Plan.
10. Rewarding Performance.
11. Creating a Benefits Package.
12. Employee Health and Safety Issues.
Part V: ENHANCING EMPLOYEE MANAGEMENT RELATIONS.
13. Discipline and Employee Rights.
14. Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations.
Part VI: EXPANDING HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT HORIZONS.
15. Managing Human Resources on a Global Scale.
16. Integrated Human Resources.
About the Author :
George Bohlander is Professor Emeritus of Management at Arizona State University (ASU). He received his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. His areas of expertise include employment law, compensation work teams, public policy, and labour relations. He has received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award presented by the College of Business at ASU and the prestigious ASU Parents Association Professorship for his contributions to students and teaching. Dr. Bohlander is an active researcher and author. He has published over 50 articles and monographs in professional and practitioner journals such as National Productivity Review, HR Magazine, Labor Law Journal, and The Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector, among others. Dr. Bohlander continues to be a consultant to public and private organizations, including the U.S. Postal Service, BFGoodrich, McDonnell Douglas, Banner Health Services, and Del Webb. He is also an active labour arbitrator.
Scott A. Snell is professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. During his career, Dr. Snell has taught courses in human resources management, principles of management, and strategic management to undergraduates, graduates, and executives. He is actively involved in executive education and serves as faculty director for Penn States Strategic Leadership Program as well as faculty leader for programs in human resources, developing managerial effectiveness, and managing the global enterprise. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Snell serves as director of research for Penn States Institute for the Study of Organizational Effectiveness. As an industry consultant, Professor Snell has worked with companies such as Arthur Andersen, AT&T, GE, IBM, and Shell Chemical to redesign human resources systems to cope with changes in the competitive environment. His specialization is the realignment of staffing, training, and reward systems to complement technology, quality, and other strategic initiatives. Recently, his work has centered on the development of human capital as a source of competitive advantage. Dr. Snells research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management, Journal of Managerial Issues, Organizational Dynamics, Organizational Studies, Personnel Administrator, Strategic Management Journal, and Working Woman.