***For Australian buyers, this text now comes with a free supplement covering the new Work Choices legislation. The fifth edition of Human Resource Management has been thoroughly updated to reflect contemporary issues and practice in HRM. A continuing emphasis is placed on HRM practice in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as on the importance of strategy and managing diversity. Popular features of past editions such as letters to the editor, newsbreaks, case studies and the wealth of end-of-chapter material have been retained and revised in the fifth edition. In addition, the following new features have been added: * The practitioner speaks boxes outline the views of human resource practitioners from a variety of industries on specific issues within each chapter.* Class debates provide topics to promote class discussion and reflections on contentious HRM issues.* A running case study gives students an overall HR perspective of an organisation.* Wiley WebQ (interactive student quizzing) is available for students to test their understanding of chapter material. NEW TO THIS EDITION * The Diagnostic Model has been replaced with the Environmental Influences Model. This new model is provided in chapter 1 and is used as the basis for end-of-chapter questions throughout the book.* Practitioner Speaks boxes are found in each chapter. They include a photo of a particular HR practitioner in the Asia-Pacific region, and outline his/her views on the theory in the chapter.* Practitioner Speaks Exercises at the end of each chapter relate back to the Practitioner Speaks feature* Ethical dilemmas in the chapter margins are side notes on a relevant ethical issue in the chapter. * A running case has been added new for this edition.* Class debate activities have been included at the end of the chapter FEATURES * Learning Objectives provide succinct information about the expected measurable student outcomes after reading the chapter.* Newsbreak is a published article drawn from Australian and Asian newspapers on issues relating to HRM. It is tied to an end-of-chapter exercise for students. * Letter to the Editor is a provocative viewpoint about one of the issues within the chapter. It is linked to an end-of-chapter exercise for students called What's your view? where students prepare an argument for or against the case.* An Integrative Comprehensive Case Study concludes each part. This case is designed to provide 'real-life' situations allowing students to analyse the issues raised as they relate to the concepts and theories provided in the relevant chapters.* Soapbox provides material for a class survey of 6 questions based on the material in the chapter, leading to critical discussion in class.* Ethical Dilemma is written in the style of a case study and provides situations where ethical issues are raised. It is supplemented by questions to aid discussion.* Small case studies at the end of each chapter are supplemented by discussion questions and exercises. These provide a variety of situational and 'real-life' cases allowing students to undertake analysis of the issues in relation to the concepts and theories provided in the text.* Practical Exercises provide approximately four scenarios with work to be undertaken by students in groups. Based on situational and 'real life' cases. Supplements: * Instructor Website* Instructor's Resource Guide* Powerpoint Presentation* Testbank* HRM at Work* Art Files* WebCT/Blackboard* Student website* Wiley WebQ* eFlashcards* Links* Study Skills
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