Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 29, 2004 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
In this thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations, Joan E. Pynes--a respected authority in public administration--demonstrates how strategic human resources management is essential for proactively managing change in an environment of tighter budgets, competition from private organizations, the need to maintain and train a more diverse workforce, and job obsolescence brought about by shifts in technology. Complete with a free online instructor's manual, this new edition offers current compensation and budgetary guidance and helps practitioners navigate the newest legal and technological challenges and opportunities in human resource management.

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Good book. Well-written and easy to read. I have used some awful textbooks in the past, but this one is well organized and succinct. The only criticism I have is superficial, in that the author seems to demonize white males. Every hypothetical antogonist used in an example is always a white male, while the protagonist is usually female and always a non-white ethinicity. Somewhat paradoxical since the book addresses issues of stereotyping pthroughout the the text, yet engages in furthering a stereotype of its own.
Otherwise, this is an excellent textbook. I have been using it since 2005 (First edition).


Part One Human Resources Management in Context
Part Two Methods and Functions of Human Resources Management
Name Index
Subject Index

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Joan E. Pynes is professor of public administration and director of the public administration program at the University of South Florida. She is the author of articles and chapters on public and nonprofit human resources management.

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