Human Resource Management: Essential Perspectives

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Cengage Learning, Aug 29, 2008 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Discover the information most important for today’s successful HR professional with the practical HR concepts and proven HR practices highlighted in HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: ESSENTIAL PERSPECTIVES, 5E. Recognized authors Robert Mathis and John Jackson have condensed the best from their market-leading HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 12E, to bring you a concise essentials text that’s easy to use and an economical choice. This edition reviews today’s most important laws and regulations and addresses the information most often used by human resource professionals. The authors focus on the coverage most important for students preparing for HR certification exams with a solid introduction to HR concepts and practices that are applicable for practicing HR professionals in numerous industries. New chapter openers in this edition place concepts in a strong managerial context, clearly highlighting the importance and impact of the principles students are learning. Timely Internet resources and additional readings offer clear guidelines for those interested in further HR study. Focus on the best in human resource management with HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: ESSENTIAL PERSPECTIVES, 5E.
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Dr. Robert L. Mathis is professor emeritus of management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Born and raised in Texas, he received his BBA and MBA from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado. At UNO, he has received the "Excellence in Teaching" award. Dr. Mathis has co-authored several books and published numerous articles covering a variety of topics. He also has held national offices in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and served as president of the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). In addition, he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by HRCI. He has had extensive consulting experiences with organizations of all sizes and in a variety of areas. Firms assisted have been in the telecommunications, telemarketing, financial, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and utility industries. Dr. Mathis has extensive specialized consulting experience in establishing or revising compensation plans for small- and medium-sized firms. Internationally, he has consulting and training experience with organizations in Australia, Lithuania, Romania, Moldova, and Taiwan.

Dr. John H. Jackson is professor of management at the University of Wyoming. Born in Alaska, he received his BBA and MBA from Texas Tech University. He worked in the telecommunications industry in human resources management for several years before completing his PhD in Management and Organization at the University of Colorado. During his academic career, Dr. Jackson authored six other college texts and more than 50 articles and papers, including those appearing in ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, and HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING. He has consulted with a variety of organizations on HR and management development matters and has served as an expert witness in a number of HR-related cases. At the University of Wyoming, he served four terms as department head in the Department of Management and Marketing. Dr. Jackson received the university's highest teaching award and has been recognized for his work with two-way interactive television for MBA students. Two Wyoming governors have appointed him to the Wyoming Business Council and the Workforce Development Council. Dr. Jackson serves as president of Silverwood Ranches, Inc.

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