Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
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).