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Managing Human Resources, 8th Edition

  • Monica Belcourt
  • Parbudyal Singh
  • Scott Snell
  • Shad Morris
  • George W. Bohlander
  • ISBN-10: 0176570268
  • ISBN-13: 9780176570262
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Human resource managers play an active and critical role in the strategic planning and decision making of an organization. Built on a solid foundation of research and theory, this solution presents the most current challenges and opportunities that students will face and equips them with the tools and best practices to help them understand and solve these issues. Students learn that HR professionals are at the centre of an organization’s strategic planning and that, as a result, their insights and decisions can have a real impact on its growth and future success.

Features

  • Highlights in HRM are a popular boxed feature that provides real-world examples of how organizations perform HR functions.

  • 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.

  • The Business Case features the business or financial implications if an HR practice is adopted. This helps students build the necessary skills to recommend practices and projects and to understand the implications.

  • The Ethics in HRM feature provokes debate and discussion among students around the often grey areas of human resource management.

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.

Scott Snell

Scott A. Snell is the E. Thayer Bigelow Professor of Business Administration at Darden School of Business, where he teaches courses in Leadership and Strategic Management. Prior to joining the Darden faculty in 2007, Scott was professor and director of executive education at Cornell University's Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies, and a professor of management in the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University. Scott's research focuses on strategic human resource management. He was recently listed among the top 150 most-cited scholars in the field of management. He has worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies in the United States and Europe to align investments in talent and strategic capability. Scott is co-author of four books: Managing Human Resources, Management: Leading and Collaborating in a Competitive World, M: Management and Managing People and Knowledge in Professional Service Firms. Scott has served on the boards of: the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation, the Academy of Management's Human Resource Division, the Human Resource Management Journal, the Academy of Management Journal, and the Academy of Management Review.

Shad Morris

Shad Morris teaches courses in human resource management and international business. Prior to joining the Marriott School in 2013, Shad was an assistant professor of management and human resources at The Ohio State University and has held appointments at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, and SKK Graduate School of Business in South Korea. Shad's research focuses on strategic human resource management in a global environment. He has worked for the World Bank, Management Systems International, and Alcoa. He is the recipient of the International HRM Scholarly Research Award from the Academy of Management and is currently a Faculty Fellow at Cambridge University's Centre for International Human Resource Management. In addition, Shad currently serves on the board of the International Journal of Human Resource Management and is a founding editor of the Journal of Microfinance.

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.

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Authors

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: Expanding the Talent Pool: Recruitment and Careers
Chapter 6: Employee Selection
Chapter 7: Training and Development
Chapter 8: Performance Management

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

  • Each chapter’s learning objectives now include discussion questions, which help facilitate critical thinking.
  • All research and company information has been updated as appropriate.
  • A new discussion on the role of social media in human resource management is included.
  • Nine new case studies feature companies such as Domino’s and Google.
  • Strengthened discussions on retention strategies for women and HR issues related to Aboriginals are included.
  • New case studies include the telecommuting policies at Yahoo, the use of virtual teams, electronic job applications, job evaluations at CBC-Radio Canada, and team-based incentives.
  • A new section on blended learning is included.
  • Strategy and talent are important central themes in Chapters 2 and 5 particularly, with respect to the global talent pool and employee diversity.
  • Chapter 15 includes a new section on PEST analysis of the international environment (political, economic, sociocultural, and technology factors).
  • MindTap, the path to thinking like a Human Resources Professional. MindTap for Managing Human Resources is a personalized teaching experience that engages students through multimedia. Students are guided towards mastery by completing assessments at each concept transition.

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

Online Only Instructor's Resources to accompany Belcourt's Managing Human Resources, Eighth Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176708383 | ISBN-13: 9780176708382)
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Student Supplements

eBook: Managing Human Resources 8ce  (ISBN-10: 0176933786 | ISBN-13: 9780176933784)
Aplia Instant Access (6 Months) for Managing Human Resources, Eighth Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176761349 | ISBN-13: 9780176761349)
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MindTap® provides you with the tools you need to manage your time better. You can complete assignments whenever and wherever with course material customized and streamlined for you by your instructor in a proven and easy-to-use interface. Relevant, engaging material keeps you connected to your course and course analytics by providing timely feedback showing you where you stand at all times—both individually and compared with the highest performers in class. With a wide array of course specific tools and apps – from an interactive eBook to note taking capabilities and flashcards, you can feel confident that MindTap is a worthwhile and valuable investment in your education. Please note - A Course Registration URL or Course Key is required from your Instructor to use MindTap.