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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Functions, Applications, Skill Development takes a unique three-pronged approach that gives students a clear understanding of important HRM concepts and functions, shows them how to apply those concepts, and helps them build a strong skill set they can use in their personal and professional lives. Covering the vast majority the 210 required SHRM Curriculum Guidebook topics required for undergraduates, Fundamentals of Human Resource Management gives the student the ability to successfully manage others in today′s work environment. Authors Robert N. Lussier and John R. Hendon engage students with a variety of high-quality applications and skill development exercises to improve students’ comprehension and retention. The authors’ emphasis on current trends and the challenges facing HR managers and line managers today provide students with key insights on important issues and prepare them for successful careers.
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Robert N. Lussier is a professor of management at Springfield College. Through teaching management courses for more than 25 years, he has developed innovative and widely adopted methods for applying concepts and developing skills that can be used both personally and professionally. A prolific writer, Dr. Lussier has more than 444 publications to his credit, including Management 7e (SAGE), Human Relations 11e (McGraw-Hill), and Leadership 6e (Cengage) and has published in top tier academic journals. Over one million people globally have used his textbooks, earning him an unsurpassed national and international reputation as an author and keynote speaker. Dr. Lussier is the founder of Publish Don’t Perish (www.publishdonotperish) and through contact, his Publish Don’t Perish: The Top Secrets to Get Published book, and keynote presentations/workshops has helped hundreds of institutions and individuals in 80 countries get published. His presentations inspire comments like: “Bob explains complex business topics in an easy-to-understand language while keeping his audience engaged and spell-bound.” - Dr. Raj V. Mahto, Professor, University of New Mexico. He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Salem State College, master’s degrees in education and business from Suffolk University, and a doctorate in management from the University of New Haven. He served as founding director of Israel Programs and has taught courses in Israel.
"The three-pronged approaches are very important. I feel I am lacking of proper materials to encourage students in applying the concepts through critical thinking and application. The textbook under review did good job on this aspect."(Wai Kwan (Elaine) Lau)
"Not only does it provide examples from older techniques and policies, it provides the changing perspective that modern HR managers must face."(Tony Daniel)
"I feel that you have covered every major topic in an introduction to HR course."(Samuel L. Rohr)
"The course that I teach was designed and developed in a manner that enhances critical thinking skills and the use of case studies to provide hands on and in class experiences that provide opportunities to learn from peers. This text works very well with the way my course was designed. I am a firm believer in setting up a student for success. All of these tools available at the instructors’ disposal will allow for an effective and efficient opportunity to enhance the learning experience for the student. I personally incorporate as many tools or modes of instructional delivery as possible to accommodate the different learning styles that students have."(Marie A. Valentin)
"It is a very comprehensive overview of HRM and the HR function. I especially like the references to and integration with other management disciplines and areas such as finance and strategic management."(Brian Martinson)
"It is a great way to introduce students to Human Resource Management fundamentals. The topics are specific and students can easily understand them."(Tony Bledsoe)
"The information is very easy to understand and absorb. It is also interesting to read. I have used the Lussier / Hendon textbook for my doctorates course. I enjoyed it a great deal and it was very beneficial."(Joni Koegel)
"Appropriate level of writing. Style is clear, concise, and logical flow."(Richard Bahner)
"The topics are appropriate. I particularly like chapter 9 dealing with rights and employee management. Although these concepts are covered in most of the textbooks, this is the one I have seen that did most justice to it by pooling them together under one chapter for in depth coverage."(Hudson Nwakanma)
"I am very impressed with the content of all chapters and consider all chapters to be highly valuable and relevant for HRM courses. The three-pronged approach is my preferred approach to take in a course. The discussion of concepts provides the foundation they need to be able to work with applied exercises, and the development activities can help students overcome pitfalls identified during application exercises."(Kelly Hall)
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