Managing Human Resources, 4th Edition

ISBN: 9781118681060

Endorsed by the Australian Human Resources Institute, Managing Human Resources, 4th Edition is a concise version of the popular: Human Resource Management, 8th Edition. Designed to help Australian and New Zealand students succeed in their HRM course, this latest edition includes brand new research and statistics, expanded coverage of organisational change, and the impact of the Fair Work Act on the relationship between employers and employees, ensuring you’re up to date with what your instructor is teaching. Also featuring real -world case studies and the perspectives of Human Resource Managers, Managing Human Resources 4th Edition goes beyond the classroom and gives you an insight into the Human Resources industry.


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  • Practitioner Speaks: Human resource managers from a variety of industries provide real-world perspectives on chapter topics.
  • Letters to the Editor: Provide a thought provoking (and sometimes controversial) viewpoint on chapter issues, for further analysis.
  • News breaks: Media articles on HR topics drawn from Australia and the Asia-Pacific region help demonstrate chapter theory.
  • Fast Facts: Interesting facts and statistics on relevant topics are highlighted regularly in the margin of each chapter.
  • Doctor HR: Presented in an ‘ask the expert’ style, these thought-provoking questions bring workplace HR issues to life.
  • End-of-Chapter Student Study Guide: At the end of each chapter, a wealth of material for self-study or classroom activities is provided, including review questions, class debate topics, online exercises, case studies and ethical dilemmas.
  • End-of-Part Case Studies: A variety of case studies are provided to illustrate HRM theory. Each case study includes questions for analysis.
Raymond J. Stone has more than 30 years experience in international HRM and has held senior positions in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. His work experience covers compensation and benefits, recruitment and selection, psychological appraisal, industrial relations, HRM research, training and development, and strategic human resource planning and policy development. He has taught at Australian, Japanese, Hong Kong and British universities. His articles about negotiation and international HRM have been published in leading academic and business journals in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Part 1: Introducing HRM
1. Strategic human resource management
2. Human resource planning
3. Human resource information management systems
4. Human resource management and the law
Part 2: Determining, attracting and selecting human resources
5. Job analysis, job design and quality of work life
6. Recruiting human resources
7. Employment selection
Part 3: Developing human resources
8. Appraising and managing performance
9. Human resource development
10. Career planning and development
11. Rewarding human resources
Part 4: Managing human resources
12. Industrial relations
13. Employee health and safety
14. Managing diversity
Part 5: Human resources in a changing world
15. International human resource management
16. Assessing human resource management effectiveness
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