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Title:
HRM from A-Z : critical questions asked & answered
Author:
Martin, Christopher L.
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Publication Information:
Boston : McGraw-Hill/Irwin, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xii, 180 pages ; 28 cm
Summary:
The questions and answers in [this book] originated in 1994 as a monthly newspaper column entitled Management Matters, which continues to be published six years and over 100 questions later.... The questions in this book reflect concerns ... from practitioners, business owners, managers, and employees. They also reflect trends ... in the rapidly changing HRM environment, particularly in strategic and global human resource management. Each question in this book is listed alphabetically by a guide word or phrase that indicates the major issue. The question pages include key words and concepts, discussion points, and a suggested reference. [This book] is designed as a supplemental text in an introductory human resource management course or graduate HRM seminar. [The authors] have used the questions in the book to help [their] undergraduate and graduate students focus on practical applications of theoretical approaches to HRM, which are the standard elements of a general text. -Pref.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780072465990
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Book

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HRM from A-Z is an innovative, new offering for Human Resource Management classes from McGraw-Hill/Irwin. This inexpensive yet comprehensive supplemental text for the HRM coursehelps students focus on the practical application of theoretical approaches to HRM. It is a means to introduce practical application into HRM topic areas such as staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, and reward systems. HRM from A-Z is made up of two discrete yet complementary parts: Questions (where the major issue is defined) and Answers (where the suggested answer for the questions in the first part of the book are discussed.)


Table of Contents

Absenteeism Accidents
Adult learners
Alcohol abuse
Alcohol & the office party
Battered & abused coworker
Beepers, pagers, & cell phones
Belligerence
Change
Casual clothing
Commission sales
Complaints & excuses
Corporate culture
Dating clients
Discipline
Diversity
Drug testing
E-mail use/abuse
Emotions & expressing opinions in meetings
Employment-at-will
Empowerment
Expatriate manager
Family concerns & questions
Fetal protection policy
FMLA
Gambling
Gender & leadership
Gossip
Group conflict
Health inquiries of job applicants
Health plan alternatives
Height & weight inquiries of applicants
Honesty tests
Hygiene
Incentives
Independent contractors
Internet use/abuse
Interview questions & sex discrimination
Job descriptions
Job hopping
Jokes & humor at work
Key job responsibilities
Kidnapping, terrorism & security while abroad
Language restrictions
Leadership style
Learning organization
Micro-management
Military leave
Money as a motivator
Napping at work
Nosy boss
Natural attrition
Off-duty conduct
Older workers
OSHA audits
Overtime
Pay secrecy
Performance feedback & career development
Performance evaluation & the angry employee
Personality conflicts
Pregnant employees
Privacy & HRIS
Promotion from within
Promotion to management
Quality management during a downsizing
Reference checks
Religion & Muzakreg; in the office
Religious holidays & accommodation
Repatriation
Romance in the workplace
"Salting"
Sexual harassment
Sick leave banks
"Slackers" & withholding effort on a team
Smokers
Soliciting fellow employees for fund-raisers
Strategy & HRM
Succession planning
Team building
Theft & forgiveness
Theft prevention
Tokenism
Tongue rings & tattoos
Tuition reimbursement
Turnover
Unemployment compensation
Union comfort level
Violence at work
Weather, storms & natural disasters
Work relationships & "getting along"
"X" generation
X & Y management
Xenophobia
"Yellow dog" contracts
Zero-defects