Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

HR, 5th Edition

  • includes MindTap 1 Term Printed Access Card
  • Angelo DeNisi
  • Ricky Griffin
  • ISBN-10: 0357048180
  • ISBN-13: 9780357048184
  • 400 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2018, 2016, 2014
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Based on continuous research into students’ workflows and preferences, DeNisi/Griffin's HR, 5E from 4LTR Press offers a unique learning experience for mastering human resource management skills today. HR, 5E combines an easy-reference, concise printed text with numerous learning features and Chapter Review Cards, and an online experience – all at an affordable price. New for this edition, MindTap digital learning solution now enables students to explore HR anywhere, anytime, and on most devices. Coupled with straightforward course management, assessment and analytics for you, the instructor, HR with MindTap engages students of all generations and learning styles while integrating seamlessly into your human resources course. HR gives you complete control of your course -- to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with HR, 5E and MindTap.


  • DISTINCTIVE LEARNING TOOLS OFFER COMBINATION OF ENGAGING TEXTBOOK, TEAR-OUT REVIEW CARDS AND DIGITAL MINDTAP RESOURCES. MindTap offers study tools, instructional and assessment content as well as a full text narrative. Available in an online-only option, MindTap offers students have their choice of format, delivered and influenced by a deep understanding of students’ workflow and learning styles, all at an affordable price.

  • SHORTER, COMPREHENSIVE CHAPTERS IN A MODERN DESIGN PRESENT ENGAGING CONTENT. This accessible format and inviting design helps increase the number of students who read the chapter without minimizing coverage for your course.

  • TEAR-OUT REVIEW CARDS OFFER CONVENIENT, PORTABLE STUDY TOOL. These handy Review Cards, located at the back of the print Student Edition, provide your students with a portable study tool containing all the pertinent information for class and test preparation.

About the Author

Angelo DeNisi

Dr. Angelo DeNisi is Albert Cohen Chair in Business Administration and Dean of the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. After receiving his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University, Dr. DeNisi taught at Kent State University, the University of South Carolina, Rutgers University and Texas A&M University before joining the faculty at Tulane. His research interests include performance appraisal, expatriate management and work experiences of persons with disabilities. Dr. DeNisi's research has been funded by government and private agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the Textile Manufacturers Institute and the Army Research Institute. His work has been published in top journals in the field. He has also authored or co-authored four books, contributed to other books and has spoken at numerous national and international meetings. Dr. DeNisi has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and president of the Academy of Management. He has also served as chair of several SIOP committees and as representative to the APA Council. He was the chair of both the OB and HR Divisions of the Academy of Management. His contributions to the profession have been recognized with awards from the Academy of Management and the Academy of Management Executive. The SIOP has named him co-winner of the lifetime Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. He has served on the editorial boards of AMJ, AMR, JAP, Journal of Management and Journal of Organizational Behavior. He has also served as editor of the Academy of Management Journal. He is a Fellow of SIOP, the American Psychological Association, the Southern Management Association and the Academy of Management.

Ricky Griffin

Dr. Ricky W. Griffin is Distinguished Professor of Management and the Blocker Chair in Business in Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1978, Dr. Griffin joined the faculty at the University of Missouri for three years before moving to Texas A&M in 1981. His research on task design and dysfunctional work behavior has appeared in the leading professional journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly and Journal of Management. He has served as editor of the Journal of Management and has been program chair and division chair of the Organizational Behavior Division and Program Chair of the Research Methods Division of the Academy, Program Chair and President of the Southwest Academy of Management, and a member of the Board of the Southern Management Association. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association. Dr. Griffin has taught organizational behavior, human resource management, international management, and research methods at all levels and has won several teaching awards. He is a frequent speaker to executive audiences and is the author of several widely used textbooks. Dr. Griffin was director of the Center for Human Resource Management at Texas A&M and just returned to the faculty at Mays after 11 years of full-time appointments as Management Department Head, Executive Associate Dean and Interim Dean. His current research interests include workplace culture, managerial skills development and decision making during times of crisis.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Human Resource Management.
2. The Legal Environment.
3. The Global Environment.
4. The Competitive Environment.
5. Information for Making Human Resource Decisions.
6. Human Resource Decision-Making in Organizations.
7. Recruiting, Selecting, Training, and Developing Employees.
8. Managing a New and Diverse Workforce.
9. Compensation and Benefits.
10. Performance Appraisal and Career Management.
11. Managing Labor Relations.
12. Safety, Health, Well-Being, and Security.
13. Motivation at Work.
14. Managing and Enhancing Performance: The Big Picture.

New to this edition

  • NEW MINDTAP DIGITAL RESOURCES OFFER AN OUTCOME-DRIVEN APPLICATION THAT PROPELS STUDENTS FROM MEMORIZATION TO MASTERY. MindTap for Management helps students Think and Act Like a Manager with innovative exercises, On the Job videos, quizzes, study tools and other resources. MindTap is today's only platform that gives you complete ownership of your course. Using MindTap's wealth of tools, you can challenge every student, build their confidence and empower them to be unstoppable.
  • ACCESS EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN ONE PLACE WITH THE CONVENIENCE OF ONLINE MINDTAP RESOURCES. Cut down on preparation time with the preloaded, organized course materials in MindTap. Teach more efficiently with interactive multimedia, assignments and quizzes. Also give your students the choice to learn on their terms with the option to read, listen or study on their phones.
  • EMPOWER YOUR STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL. Twelve distinct metrics give you actionable insights into student engagement. Identify topics troubling your entire class and instantly communicate with struggling students. Students can even track their scores to stay motivated toward their goals. Together, you can accelerate progress. MindTap for Management helps students Think and Act Like a Manager.
  • MAKE IT YOUR COURSE WITH YOUR OWN CONTENT. Only MindTap gives you complete control over your course. You have the flexibility to reorder textbook chapters, add your own videos or exercises, add notes and embed a variety of content including Open Educational Resources (OER). Personalize course content to your students’ needs. In the MindTap eReader, they can even read your notes, add their own and highlight key text to aid their progress.
  • DEDICATED, PERSONALIZED SUPPORT TEAM OFFERS ASSISTANCE WHEN YOU NEED IT. MindTap isn’t just a tool; it’s backed by a personalized team eager to support you. Get help setting up your course and tailoring it to your specific objectives. You’ll be ready to make an impact from day one with the MindTap team ready to help you and your students throughout the semester and beyond.
  • STRAIGHTFORWARD COURSE MANAGEMENT OFFERS ASSESSMENT AND ANALYTICS FOR YOU, THE INSTRUCTOR. MindTap engages students of all generations and learning styles and integrates seamlessly into your course. These resources encourage students to start thinking critically about human resources.


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

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Companion Website  (ISBN-10: 0357048237 | ISBN-13: 9780357048238)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint presentations, instructor’s manual, and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 0357048245 | ISBN-13: 9780357048245)

Cengage Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

Instructor's Edition  (ISBN-10: 035704827X | ISBN-13: 9780357048276)