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Managing Human Resources, 7th Edition

  • Monica Belcourt
  • Parbudyal Singh
  • George W. Bohlander
  • Scott Snell
  • ISBN-10: 017650690X
  • ISBN-13: 9780176506902
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The seventh Canadian edition of Managing Human Resources will place your students at the forefront in understanding how organizations can gain sustainable competitive advantage through people. The role of human resources (HR) professionals is no longer limited to service functions such as recruiting and selecting employees. Whether the reader becomes a manager, a supervisor, or an HR specialist or is employed in other areas of the organization, Managing Human Resources provides a functional and practical understanding of HR programs to enable readers to see how HR affects all employees, the organization, the community, and the larger society.

Features

  • HRM Strategy – While strategic planning is covered in Chapter 2, many of the chapters on functional areas such as recruitment, training, and compensation are now approached from a strategic perspective.

  • Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) – The use of HRIS to facilitate the managing of employees and the efficient performance of HR functions has been highlighted throughout the text.

  • HRM Experience – These experiential, skill-building exercises are included in every chapter to allow students to explore the significant issues in HR.

  • Highlights in HRM – This popular boxed feature provides real-world examples of how organizations perform HR functions.

  • Reality Check – Reality Checks each present an interview with a Canadian expert in the field, illustrating how the material in the chapter is used in the real world.

Reviews

“… my initial reaction is that the many exercises, vignettes, and other featured items in Belcourt are more useful for constructing student-centred learning activities. For example, the ‘HRM Experience Exercises’ are simply organized yet should prove very effective in developing students’ confidence with HR topics and issues. I especially like the many features which frequently serve to differentiate alternative perspectives from the largely functional approach of the text.”
— Jim Grant, Acadia University

About the Author

Monica Belcourt

Monica Belcourt is the Director of the School of Human Resources Management at York University. She is the Past President of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (HRPAO), past Director of the School of Administrative Studies and the founding Director of the Graduate Program in Human Resources Management at York University. Her research is grounded in the experience she gained as Director of Personnel for CP Rail, Director of Employee Development, National Film Board, and as a functional HR specialist for the federal government. Dr. Belcourt alternated work with graduate school, earning a MA in Psychology, a M. Ed in adult education, and a PhD in business. She also holds the designation CHRP (Certified Human Resources Professional). She has taught HR at McGill, Concordia, Universite du Quebec a Montreal and York, and given seminars for HR professionals and executives. She created Canada’s first degrees in human resources management: B.HRM (honours) and a Masters in HRM (www.atkinson.yorku.ca/mhrm/). Monica is the Series Editor for the Nelson Canada Series in HRM, lead author of Strategic Human Resources Planning, and is the lead author of the best selling book, Managing Human Resources, published by Nelson (www.belcourt.nelson.com). She is a frequent commentator on HRM issues for CTV, Canada AM, CBC, The Report on Business, The Globe and Mail, The Canadian HR Reporter and other media.

Parbudyal Singh

Parbudyal Singh is Full Professor and the Director of the School of Human Resource Management at York University. Prior to this, he was the Director of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and Associate Dean of the School of Business, University of New Haven, Connecticut. He also taught at McMaster University. His Ph.D. studies, completed in 1998 at McMaster University, focused on the effects of organizational strategy on executive compensation. Dr. Singh has won numerous scholastic awards and national research grants. Among other awards, at York University he won the Atkinson Alumni Teaching Award (2005), the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (2005), and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2007). He has supervised more than 35 graduate students (Ph.D. and Master’s). Dr. Singh’s research covers a broad array of management issues, especially those related to the effects of the changing business environment on HRM and industrial relations. He has more than 80 publications, including articles in top refereed journals such as Industrial Relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Labor Research, Management International Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Comparative Labor Law Journal, Canadian Public Administration, Group and Organization Management, and Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals. Dr. Singh has worked as an HR manager in a large manufacturing company. He has offered advice to more than 30 of Canada’s leading organizations.

George W. Bohlander

George Bohlander is Professor Emeritus of Management at Arizona State University, where he taught human resources and labor relations classes. He received six outstanding teaching awards, including the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award presented by the College of Business, and the ASU Parents Association Teaching Award given annually by the university. Dr. Bohlander has published more than 50 articles and monographs in professional and practitioner journals, such as National Productivity Review, HR Magazine, Employee Relations Law Journal, The Journal of Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector, and Labor Law Journal. He is also a consultant to public and private organizations and an active labor arbitrator. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Scott Snell

Scott A. Snell is professor of Business Administration at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. During his career, Dr. Snell has taught courses in human resources management, principles of management, and strategic management to undergraduates, graduates, and executives. He is actively involved in executive education and serves as faculty director for Penn State’s Strategic Leadership Program as well as faculty leader for programs in human resources, developing managerial effectiveness, and managing the global enterprise. In addition to his teaching duties, Dr. Snell serves as director of research for Penn State’s Institute for the Study of Organizational Effectiveness. As an industry consultant, Professor Snell has worked with companies such as Arthur Andersen, AT&T, GE, IBM, and Shell Chemical to redesign human resources systems to cope with changes in the competitive environment. His specialization is the realignment of staffing, training, and reward systems to complement technology, quality, and other strategic initiatives. Recently, his work has centred on the development of human capital as a source of competitive advantage. Dr. Snell’s research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, Industrial Relations, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Management, Journal of Managerial Issues, Organizational Dynamics, Organizational Studies, Personnel Administrator, Strategic Management Journal, and Working Woman.

Table of Contents

Part One: Human Resources Management in Perspective
Chapter 1: The World Of Human Resources Management
Chapter 2 Strategy And Human Resources Planning

Part Two: Meeting Human Resources Requirements
Chapter 3: Equity And Diversity In Human Resources Management
Chapter 4: Job Analysis And Work Design

Part Three: Developing Effectiveness In Human Resources
Chapter 5: Branding The Talent Pool: Recruitment And Careers
Chapter 6: Employee Selection
Chapter 7: Training And Development
Chapter 8: Performance Management And The Employee Appraisal Process

Part Four: Implementing Compensation And Security
Chapter 9: Managing Compensation
Chapter 10: Pay For Performance: Incentive Rewards
Chapter 11: Employee Benefits
Chapter 12: Promoting Safety And Health

Part Five: Enhancing Employee–Management Relations
Chapter 13: Employee Rights And Discipline
Chapter 14: The Dynamics Of Labour Relations

Part Six: Expanding Human Resources Management Horizons
Chapter 15: International Human Resources Management

Glossary
Name Index
Organization Index
Subject Index

New to this edition

  • The most exciting change is the addition of a new Canadian author: Professor Parbudyal Singh, Director of the School of Human Resource Management at York University. Dr. Singh is one of the most prolific HR researchers in North America. He has won awards for research excellence and for teaching excellence. We are delighted to welcome him to the team.
  • The seventh Canadian edition has updated content in key areas such as retention and motivation through downsizing and economic downturns, corporate social responsibility, safety hazards like distracted driving, employer branding and recruiting using social networks, on-boarding, and much more.
  • A lively and engaging new design helps readers easily navigate the content, while helping them move through each chapter and retain the important learning objectives.
  • New and updated cases appear throughout the text and on the CourseMate website.
  • Nelson Education’s CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, flashcards, and many more great learning resources.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

CourseMate 6-months Printed Access Card for Belcourt, Managing Human Resources, Seventh Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176662642 | ISBN-13: 9780176662646)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards,among many other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty. You will be able to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. The website can be found at http://www.belcourt7e.nelson.com. Ask your Nelson representative for a demonstration today.

CourseMate 6-months Instant Access for Belcourt, Managing Human Resources, Seventh Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176662650 | ISBN-13: 9780176662653)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards,among many other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty. You will be able to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. The website can be found at http://www.belcourt7e.nelson.com. Ask your Nelson representative for a demonstration today.

CourseMate 12-months Printed Access Card for Belcourt, Managing Human Resources, Seventh Canadian  (ISBN-10: 0176660461 | ISBN-13: 9780176660468)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards,among many other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty. You will be able to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. The website can be found at http://www.belcourt7e.nelson.com. Ask your Nelson representative for a demonstration today.

CourseMate 12-months Instant Access for Belcourt, Managing Human Resources, Seventh Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 017666047X | ISBN-13: 9780176660475)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards,among many other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty. You will be able to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. The website can be found at http://www.belcourt7e.nelson.com. Ask your Nelson representative for a demonstration today.

Instructor's Resource CD for Managing Human Resources  (ISBN-10: 0176617299 | ISBN-13: 9780176617295)

Key instructor ancillaries are provided on the Instructor’s Resource CD (ISBN 0176617299), giving instructors the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations. (Downloadable web versions are also available at http://www.belcourt7e.nelson.com.)

DVD for Managing Human Resources  (ISBN-10: 0176541861 | ISBN-13: 9780176541866)

CBC videos, organized by part, can be used in class for discussion and activity purposes. Students can also access these videos on the CourseMate website.

Student Supplements

CourseMate 6-months Printed Access Card for Belcourt, Managing Human Resources, Seventh Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176662642 | ISBN-13: 9780176662646)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards,among many other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty. You will be able to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. The website can be found at http://www.belcourt7e.nelson.com. Ask your Nelson representative for a demonstration today.

CourseMate 6-months Instant Access for Belcourt, Managing Human Resources, Seventh Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176662650 | ISBN-13: 9780176662653)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards,among many other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty. You will be able to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. The website can be found at http://www.belcourt7e.nelson.com. Ask your Nelson representative for a demonstration today.

CourseMate 12-months Printed Access Card for Belcourt, Managing Human Resources, Seventh Canadian  (ISBN-10: 0176660461 | ISBN-13: 9780176660468)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards,among many other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty. You will be able to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. The website can be found at http://www.belcourt7e.nelson.com. Ask your Nelson representative for a demonstration today.

CourseMate 12-months Instant Access for Belcourt, Managing Human Resources, Seventh Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 017666047X | ISBN-13: 9780176660475)

CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning and exam preparation tools that integrate with the printed textbook. Students activate their knowledge through quizzes, games, and flashcards,among many other tools. CourseMate provides immediate feedback that enables students to connect results to the work they have just produced, increasing their learning efficiency. It encourages contact between students and faculty. You will be able to monitor your students’ level of engagement with CourseMate, correlating their efforts to their outcomes. You can even use CourseMate’s quizzes to practise “Just in Time” teaching by tracking results in the Engagement Tracker and customizing your lesson plans to address their learning needs. Watch student comprehension and engagement soar as your class engages with CourseMate. The website can be found at http://www.belcourt7e.nelson.com. Ask your Nelson representative for a demonstration today.