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Cover of Human Resource Management v4.0
Published: 
June 2022
Page Count: 
412
ISBN (Digital): 
978-1-4533-4067-7

Human Resource Management

Version 4.0
By Laura Portolese

Key Features

  • Written in a reader-friendly style that concisely covers all the necessary topics and does not bog down in details
  • Technology focus highlights how technology can be used to better leverage HRM activities and achieve objectives  
  • Diversity and Inclusion woven throughout
  • Special emphasis on motivational theories (Chapter 7: Retention and Motivation); Communication covered in a full chapter (Chapter 9: Successful Employee Communication); Pay and benefits combined in a single chapter (Chapter 6: Compensation and Benefits)
  • Each chapter includes a self-assessment, self-quiz, or other reflective opportunities to develop better self-understanding
  • Exercises and cases leverage critical thinking skills, HRM research, and team-based activities to clarify key concepts and stimulate retention
  • Over 200 hyperlinks to videos and webpages enrich online courses, engage students, and reinforce or augment many of the presented topics
  • Supportive learning features in each chapter:
    • Opening situations illustrate a scenario related to the chapter’s topics
    • “The Author Introduces the Chapter” are author-recorded videos that preview important points to follow
    • “Learning Objectives” preview each main head section and help focus the reader’s attention
    • “Enhance Your D&I Focus” encourages learners to think about diversity and inclusion issues from different perspectives
    • “Human Resource Recall” questions focus understanding and reinforce learning
    • “Self-Assessment” activities sprinkled throughout the text provide opportunities for students to develop a deeper understanding of their own knowledge, skills, and attitudes
    • “Fortune 500” explains core concepts in the context of large corporations to balance the text’s strong coverage of small- and medium-sized businesses
    • “Key Takeaways” at the end of every main head section summarize new information while it is fresh to encourage retention
    • “Exercises” at the end of every main head section prompt deeper understanding and critical reflection
    • “How Would You Handle This?” are ethics-based situations that stimulate critical thinking skills and support a strategic approach to HRM
    • “Cases and Problems” wrap up each chapter
      • “Chapter Summary” helps students understand the “big picture” significance of the preceding chapter
      • “Chapter Case” brings workplace situations to life
      • “Team Activities” promote teamwork while deepening understanding of chapter topics
      • “HRM Research Exercises” encourage students to explore contemporary topics to develop their appreciation for research-based practices
  • Answer guidelines for all exercises and activities included in the instructor’s manual
  • Customizable

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Human Resource Management is suitable for courses called human resource management, people management, or personnel taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in two- and four-year colleges and universities.  

Human Resource Management combines the most current academic research with an insightful practitioner’s perspective on human resource management (HRM). The result is a jargon-free and clear description of how HRM operates in both small and large organizations. The book also features plenty of applications to help students develop critical thinking skills, a better understanding of ethical considerations, and how to approach HRM from a strategic perspective. Its easily understood and conversational writing style appeals to future HRM career professionals, managers, supervisors, and entrepreneurs alike. The new version’s increased coverage of diversity and inclusion considerations keeps pace with a growing sensitivity to diversity in the workplace.

New in This Version

  • Anticipates long-term impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on HR readiness, safety protocols, working arrangements, and communication
  • New “Enhance Your D&I Focus” feature appears in several chapters and addresses a variety of diversity and inclusion (D&I) considerations in context
  • New “HRM Research Exercises” in every chapter encourage students to explore contemporary topics to develop their appreciation for research-based practices
  • Chapter 1 focuses more heavily on SHRM and HRCI competencies to assist students in understanding how these competencies fit in their chosen HRM career. This new content appears in sections such as “Skills Needed for HRM.” 
  • Chapter 2 now includes more information on strategic planning for HRM (e.g., Section 2.2) 
  • Chapter 3 has been recast to better reflect Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement with new sections such as “Culture Fit or Culture Add?” and “Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement.” New coverage includes (1) the advantages of a D&I strategy for employee engagement, and (2) a section on how students can enhance their own understanding of D&I.
  • Expanded coverage of salary and benefits negotiation with a candidate (Section 5.6)
  • Expanded discussions of remote work, such as hiring remote workers, how remote work impacts motivation, and managing remote workers to better reflect the challenges and solutions to remote work as a retention strategy (Chapter 7)
  • Contemporary coverage of the “Great Resignation” or the “Big Quit” (Chapter 1, Section 7.2, and Section 7.4)
  • Additional case scenarios at the end of every chapter
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Instructor’s Manual

Instructor’s Manual

The Instructor’s Manual guides you through the main concepts of each chapter and important elements such as learning objectives, key terms, and key takeaways. Can include answers to chapter exercises, group activity suggestions, and discussion questions.

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Laura Portolese Central Washington University

Laura Portolese (Doctorate, Argosy University) is Professor of Information Technology and Administrative Management in the College of Education and Professional Studies at Central Washington University. Laura is the author or co-author of four books with FlatWorld (Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Human Relations, and The Art of Leadership and Supervision). Laura also holds an MBA from City University. Laura is a prolific researcher, with publications focused in the areas of curriculum development and best practices in online learning. She has a Master Online Teacher Certificate from Central Washington University and a certificate from Oregon State University in E-learning Instructional Design and Development. Before beginning her academic career, Laura worked for several organizations in management and operations. She is also an entrepreneur who has performed consulting work for companies such as Microsoft.

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