Managing Human Resources: Productivity, Quality of Work Life, Profits (Mcgraw-Hill Series in Management)

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This text gives in-depth coverage of major HRM topics, and discusses the strategic use of human resource management function with emphasis on cost/benefit aspects of HR practice. Current examples are given to support the arguments, focusing upon real people in real organizations. A different split-sequential case starts each chapter - events lead to a climax, the case stops and the reader is asked to predict the outcome; conclusions are presented at the end of each chapter. New to this edition is a chapter on workplace diversity, with examples from Xerox, Pacific Bell, J.C. Penny and other companies. There is also coverage of the legal environment, which includes changes in law, court rulings, and implications for HR practice, such as job analysis under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, "ethical dilemma" sections in each chapter require students to choose a course of action and defend their reasons for doing so.

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Wayne F. Cascio earned his B.A. degree from Holy Cross College in 1968, his M.A. degree from Emory University in 1969, and his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Rochester in 1973. Since that time he has taught at Florida International University, the University of California/ Berkeley, and the University of Colorado/Denver, where he is at present Professor of Management. He has served president both of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management and of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. In addition to hosting an annual week-long conference on international human resource management at the University of Colorado, Professor Cascio has consulted on five continents with a wide variety of organizations in both the public and private sectors on HR matters. He also periodically testifies as an expert witness in employment discrimination cases. Professor Cascio is an active researcher and is the author or editor of five books on human resources management.

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