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Applied Human Resource Management: Strategic Issues and Experiential Exercises gives business students in-depth, hands-on experiential learning applications to help them develop the skills they will need as human resource professionals who deal with people in diverse settings and situations. Providing maximum teaching flexibility, each chapter presents ten different issues that organizations must resolve to manage their human resources effectively. These chapters also offer four distinct types of interactive learning experiences: Strategic Issues in HRM Exercises, Applications, Experiential Exercises, and Creative Exercises.

Key Features

Offers four Strategic Issues in HRM exercises in each chapter that can be used for class discussions, assigned as homework problems, used as topics for group presentations, or incorporated into tests as essay questions; Includes two Applications per chapter, brief projects that require students to apply a human resource management concept to a realistic situation, which are ideal for use as homework assignments, instructor illustrations/demonstrations, or in-class projects; Provides two Experiential Exercises in each chapter to provide students with hands-on learning experiences within a realistic context; Includes two open-ended Creative Exercises per chapter that ask students or teams to develop unique solutions to realistic problems using what they have learned; Provides a list of each chapter's exercises grouped according to The Human Resource Certification Institute's Body of Knowledge in Human Resources Management categories to help instructors plan the exercises they want to use according to the HRM Body of Knowledge

Intended Audience

This book is an ideal core or supplemental text for graduate-level courses in Human Resource Management, Advanced Human Resource Management, and Personnel Management in departments of business, management, public administration, education, and psychology.

Employee Relations and Labor-Management Relations
Employee relations and labor-management relations
Strategic Objective

In 2007, 12.1% of employed wage and salary workers were union members, according to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The actual number of employees in a union has remained at about 12% since 2006 (about 15 million workers). The union membership rate has steadily declined from 20% in 1983, the first year for which comparable union data are available. Workers in the public sector have a union membership rate nearly five times that of private sector employees; and education, training, and library occupations have the highest unionization rate among all occupations, at 37.2% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008c).

Shortly after the passage of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, unions represented ...

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