Human Resource Management: A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantage

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Human Resource Management: A Managerial Tool for Competitive Advantage, 4e leads the reader through the basic principles and techniques of contemporary HRM, with an emphasis on creating and maintaining the competitive edge in ethical and practical ways. Up-to-date cases and examples can be found within each chapter, providing the student with real-life scenarios. The Manager’s Guide, a section found at the end of the chapter, gives practical guidelines, such as discussions of hot-button issues in the industry and developing skills for HR managers.

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Lawrence S. Kleiman is a professor of management in the School of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He received his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1978. Prior to joining the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, he worked in human resources at the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Agriculture (Science and Education Administration), and the New Jersey Department of Civil Service. He has published more than 35 articles in such journals as Personnel Psychology, American Psychologist, HRMagazine, Personnel Journal, Journal of Business and Psychology, Today's CPA, Applied HRM Research, Public Personnel Management, Journal of Social Psychology, Social Work, International Journal of Management, and Equal Opportunity International. He was awarded the title of Distinguished Teaching Professor, was a recipient of the "Innovation in Curriculum" award for his work on the school's MBA program, and was elected to the university's Council of Scholars. Professor Kleiman has consulted for numerous organizations including Sathers Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority, McKee Foods, Salem Carpet, Union Carbide, and AT&T, and has testified as an expert witness in numerous employment discrimination cases.

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1. Human Resource Management and Competitive Advantage. 2. Understanding the Legal and Environmental Context of HRM. PART I: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRE-SELECTION PRACTICES. 3. Planning for Human Resources. 4. Analyzing Jobs. PART II: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SELECTION PRACTICES. 5. Recruiting Applicants. 6. Selecting Applicants. PART III: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT POST-SELECTION PRACTICES. 7. Training and Developing Employees. 8. Appraising Employee Job Performance. 9. Determining Pay and Benefits. 10. Implementing Productivity Improvement Programs. PART IV: HRM PRACTICES AFFECTED BY EXTERNAL FACTORS. 11. Complying with Workplace Justice Laws. 12. Understanding Unions and Their Impact on HRM. 13. Meeting Employee Safety and Health Needs. 14. Establishing HRM Practices Overseas. CONCLUSION. 15. Working in the HRM Field. Manager's Guide to the Internet.

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