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Human Resource Management DeMYSTiFieD

Book Description

The low-labor guide to mastering HRM!

Want to dive into human resources but your brain says, "Help wanted!"? No problem! Put Human Resource Management DeMYSTiFieD on the job, and you'll solve your dilemma in no time!

Using a clear, step-by-step format, this practical guide provides a firm foundation in the basics of the field. You'll master all the key issues in human resources, like benefits, legal situations, hiring, training, outplacement, worker rights, and more.

Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to grasp the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce learning. In no time, you'll build a firm foundation on the essential concepts and techniques instrumental to the success of any organization!

This fast and easy guide features:

  • Tips on designing and implementing a hiring plan
  • Tactics for developing and training new employees
  • Strategies for writing job descriptions, recruiting applicants, and selecting employees
  • Techniques for creating an effective compensation and benefits structure

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Human Resource Management DeMYSTiFieD has everything you need to build a solid foundation in human resources.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Human Resource Management DeMYTiFieD®
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Author
  6. Contents
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I Overview and Compliance
    1. CHAPTER 1 HR in a Nutshell
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. Functions of Management
      3. HR: Human Resources or Human Relations?
      4. Challenges to HR
      5. Selecting HR Strategies
      6. Chapter Summary
      7. Quiz
    2. CHAPTER 2 Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the Law
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. Understanding the Legal Environment
      3. Ideal Behavior and Affirmative Action
      4. Discrimination
      5. Antidiscrimination Legislation
      6. Types of Discrimination
      7. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Definition of Harassment
      8. Addressing EEO Complaints
      9. Resources for Further Information
      10. Chapter Summary
      11. Quiz
    3. CHAPTER 3 Diversity in Organizations
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. What Is Diversity?
      3. Why Manage Employee Diversity?
      4. Challenges in Managing Employee Diversity
      5. Diversity in Organizations
      6. Improving the Management of Diversity
      7. Chapter Summary
      8. Quiz
  9. Part II Hiring for Needs
    1. CHAPTER 4 Job Analysis
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. Strategy and Organizational Structure
      3. Designing the Organization
      4. Designing Jobs and Conducting a Job Analysis
      5. Job Descriptions
      6. Special Cases
      7. Chapter Summary
      8. Quiz
    2. CHAPTER 5 Employee Selection
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. Forecasting Needs for Employees
      3. The Hiring Process
      4. Issues in Recruiting
      5. Issues in Employee Selection
      6. Chapter Summary
      7. Quiz
  10. Part III They’re Hired—Now What?
    1. CHAPTER 6 Compensation
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. Compensation
      3. Designing a Compensation System
      4. Compensation Tools
      5. The Legal Environment and Pay System Governance
      6. Chapter Summary
      7. Quiz
    2. CHAPTER 7 Benefits
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. An Overview of Benefits
      3. Basic Terminology
      4. The Cost of Benefits in the United States
      5. Types of Benefits
      6. The Benefits Strategy
      7. The Benefits Mix
      8. Legally Required Benefits
      9. Voluntary Benefits
      10. Administering Benefits
      11. Chapter Summary
      12. Quiz
    3. CHAPTER 8 Training and Development
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. Training
      3. The Training Process
      4. Orientation and Socialization
      5. Development
      6. Creating an Effective Development Program
      7. Chapter Summary
      8. Quiz
    4. CHAPTER 9 Performance Management and Appraisal
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. Performance Management and Appraisal Basics
      3. Identifying Performance
      4. Challenges in Performance Management
      5. Managing Performance
      6. Pay for Performance
      7. Types of Pay-for-Performance Plans
      8. Chapter Summary
      9. Quiz
    5. CHAPTER 10 Employee Rights and Workplace Safety
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. The Roles of the Manager and the Employee Relations Specialist
      3. Developing Employee Communications
      4. Types of Information
      5. How Communication Works
      6. Encouraging Effective Communication
      7. Employee Rights
      8. Management Rights
      9. Employment at Will
      10. Employee Rights Challenges: A Balancing Act
      11. Workplace Safety and the Law
      12. Managing Contemporary Safety, Health, and Behavioral Issues
      13. Safety and Health Programs
      14. Chapter Summary
      15. Quiz
    6. CHAPTER 11 Employee Discipline and Responsibilities
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. Disciplining Employees
      3. Administering and Managing Discipline
      4. Basic Standards of Discipline
      5. Managing Difficult Employees
      6. Preventing the Need for Discipline with Human Resource Management
      7. Chapter Summary
      8. Quiz
    7. CHAPTER 12 Employee Separation, Downsizing, and Outplacement
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. Employee Turnover
      3. Types of Employee Separations
      4. Layoffs
      5. Implementing a Layoff
      6. Outplacement
      7. Chapter Summary
      8. Quiz
    8. CHAPTER 13 Working with Organized Labor
      1. Chapter Objectives
      2. The Origins of U.S. Labor Unions
      3. Labor Relations
      4. Labor Relations around the Globe
      5. Labor Relations Strategy
      6. Managing Labor Relations
      7. HRM and Union Employees
      8. Chapter Summary
      9. Quiz
  11. Final Exam
  12. Answers to Quizzes and Final Exam
  13. Index