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Human Resource Strategy: A Behavioral Perspective for the General Manager

George Dreher,Thomas Dougherty

ISBN 10: 0070611157 / ISBN 13: 9780070611153
Published by Tata McGraw-Hill Education Pvt. Ltd., 2010
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This is a new kind of human resource management text because it is written with the general manager in mind. The text provides a base of key organizational behavior material on why employees behave as they do and how to promote behavior required to implement a focused business strategy using staffing, development and reward systems. Organized around the concept of creating integrated HRM systems, students first learn about the processes that explain work behaviors. Students are then acquainted with key issues such as linking HRM systems to a firm`s business strategy. That knowledge is then used to design an integrated set of HRM practices promoting the behaviors needed for a particular organization. The text provides detailed and practical examples of the entire process of assessing an organization and designing integrated staffing, development and reward practices. As a result, students become better informed "consumers" of the specialized services provided by in-house human resource professionals and outside consultants and gain insight into how to translate theory into practice. TABLE OF CONTENTS: PART 1 UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIOR IN ORGANIZATIONS: BASIC THEORETICAL ORIENTATIONS Chapter 1 The Effective Management of People: An Introduction and Point-of-View Chapter 2 Some Basic Theory about Ability, Motivation, and Opportunity PART 2: HUMAN RESOURCE SYSTEMS: WHAT THE GENERAL MANAGER SHOULD KNOW Chapter 3: Human Resource Systems: A Look at the Possibilities Chapter 4: Reward and Compensation Systems Chapter 5: Staffing Systems Chapter 6: Employee and Career Development Systems Chapter 7: Performance Management Systems PART 3: ALIGNING HR WITH BUSINESS STRATEGY Chapter 8: The Link to Business Strategy and Firm Performance Chapter 9: Sustained Competitive Advantage through Inimitable HR Practices Chapter 10: Domestic and International Labor Markets Chapter 11: The Equal Employment and Labor Relations Environment PART 4: DESIGNING HR SYSTEMS FOR SPECIFIC BUSINESS SITUATIONS Illustration 1: HR Systems for the Customer Contact Tier Illustration 2: HR Systems for TQM-Oriented Manufacturing Teams Illustration 3: HR Systems for Financial Services Sales Illustration 4: HR Systems for Project-Development Teams: Writing for Television Illustration 5: HR Systems for Marketing Managers in Asia Printed Pages: 360. Bookseller Inventory # 18814

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Title: Human Resource Strategy: A Behavioral ...

Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education Pvt. Ltd.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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This is a new kind of human resource management text because it is written with the general manager in mind. The text provides a base of key organizational behavior material on why employees behave as they do and how to promote behavior required to implement a focused business strategy using staffing, development and reward systems. Organized around the concept of creating integrated hrm systems, students first learn about the processes that explain work behaviors. Students are then acquainted with key issues such as linking hrm systems to a firm's business strategy. That knowledge is then used to design an integrated set of hrm practices promoting the behaviors needed for a particular organization. The text provides detailed and practical examples of the entire process of assessing an organization and designing integrated staffing, development and reward practices. As a result, students become better informed "consumers" of the specialized services provided by in-house human resource professionals and outside consultants and gain insight into how to translate theory into practice.

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