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Strategic Human Resource Management, 3rd Edition

by: Jeffrey A. Mello

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Publisher: South Western Pub Co,12.02.10

Category: Human Resource Management Level:

ISBN: 0324789629
ISBN13: 9780324789621

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Make human resources work for you. STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT shows you how through its unique system of concept integration. Most human resources textbooks give you the theories without showing you the connections to real life. This textbook lets you see both sides of human resources: the theory and the application. That way, you will not only get a great grade in class, you will be on your way to success after college as well.

# NEW END OF CHAPTER READINGS: More than 80 percent of the end-of chapter readings (thirty-five of forty-two) are new to this edition. The retained readings are those which have become 'classics' and are presented alongside those which represent the latest in thinking and practice in human resource management.
# NEW EXAMPLES AND EXPLANATIONS: There are a dozen new original exhibits that explain chapter concepts, twenty-eight new 'in practice' vignettes that describe strategic HR practices in a wide variety of organizations, and 131 new references.
# UPDATES TO PART 1: Significant new content has been added in each of the fourteen chapters. Chapter 1 has a new section on HR metrics. Chapter 2 has greatly enhanced coverage of diversity and ethics along with a new section on corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Chapter 3 has new sections on innovation/creativity and privatization as components of strategy. Chapter 4 has a new discussion of employee engagement as a component of HR strategy. Chapter 5 contains enhanced material on succession planning and a new section on mentoring. Chapter 6 now incorporates technology, previously contained in Chapter 2, and has enhanced discussion of offshoring and mergers and acquisitions and a new section on social networking. Chapter 7 has expanded coverage of employment-at-will, updates on the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act, and a new section on trends in employment litigation.
# UPADATES TO PART 2: Significant new content has been added in each of the fourteen chapters. Chapter 8, in part two, has enhanced material on assessment as well as new section on trends in staffing and documentation of employment eligibility. Chapter 9 has a new section on organizational development. Chapter 10 has a more detailed discussion on performance feedback versus performance appraisal. Chapter 11 has additional material on executive compensation and a new section on salary compression. Chapter 12 has expanded coverage of labor history in the United States. Chapter 13 has enhanced material on retention. Chapter 14 has new sections on Canada, Mexico, India, and China.
# Real-world examples and references: Integrated throughout the text and chapter introductions, frequent examples and references to current literature put HR into a real-world context.
# Reading links: Within the body of the chapter, links alert readers to pertinent articles found later in the chapter.
# Strategic emphasis: The author undertakes a comprehensive discussion of current issues, practices, and theories while maintaining a coherent and consistent emphasis on strategy.
# Integrated strategic approach: This text is truly innovative in its perspective and will meet a high demand among faculty, students, and practitioners who have been looking for a truly strategic approach.
# End-of-chapter questions and exercises: Discussion questions, experiential exercises to aid in student learning, innovative Internet exercises, and some recommended discussion questions for each of the readings are found at the end of each chapter.


Jeffrey A. - Towson University
Jeffrey A. Mello is Professor of Management in the Andreas School of Business at Barry University. He previously held faculty and administrative positions at Towson University, the George Washington University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Northeastern University, from where he received his Ph.D. He has been a recipient of the David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award, presented by the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, and has received international, national, and institutional awards for his research, teaching, and service. He has authored four books and published more than one hundred book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers in journals such as the JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, BUSINESS HORIZONS, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS & SOCIETY REVIEW, JOURNAL OF EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION LAW, SETON HALL LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS, PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS JOURNAL, LABOR LAW JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF LAW AND BUSINESS, and the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION. He currently serves as an editor of JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES EDUCATION and on the editorial review boards of four leading management journals. He has also served as an editor for the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION and EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS JOURNAL. He is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, Society for Human Resource Management, and Academy of Management.

1. An Investment Perspective of Human Resources Management.
2. Social Responsibility and Human Resource Management.
3. Strategic Management.
4. The Evolving/Strategic Role of Human Resource Management.
5. Human Resource Planning.
6. Design and Redesign of Work Systems.
7. Employment Law.
8. Staffing.
9. Training and Development.
10. Performance Management and Feedback.
11. Compensation.
12. Labor Relations.
13. Employee Separation and Retention Management.
14. Global Human Resource Management.