Human Resource Management

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Cengage Learning, Sep 11, 2007 - Business & Economics - 624 pages
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Put the authoritative resource for human resource management into the hands of your students with Mathis/Jackson’s HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 12E. This market-leading solution offers the most current look at HR and its impact on today’s organizations. Whether your students are currently practicing HR or are planning to practice HR, no other text better prepares them for success on today’s HR professional examinations. This edition has been updated to ensure coverage of the major topics for professional examinations (PHR, SPHR) given by the Human Resource Certification Institute (SHRM). This edition’s updated research and academic approach uses numerous examples and discussions to demonstrate how HR is impacting overall organizational strategy. Coverage of the latest HR topics highlight employee retention, talent management, total rewards, strategic benefits, the impact of workforce demographic changes, and more. The book’s practitioner approach blends theory and practice as it demonstrates how emerging trends in technology, globalization, and HR Metrics are driving change and influencing HR management today. Valuable learning features integrated throughout the book highlight how current events shape the study and practice of today’s HR, while in every chapter the new HR Best Practices profile identifies outstanding organizational efforts. This edition’s new integrated CengageNOW online course management and learning system saves you time as you plan, manage, test, grade, and reinforce student comprehension with personalized study plans. Additional technology-driven support offers new HR BizFlix video clips that demonstrate HR principles in action within popular feature films, and more. Find everything you need in Mathis/Jackson’s HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, 12E to introduce your students to the latest transformations in HR today with a full understanding of how HR can contribute to their individual, as well as organizational, success.
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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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