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Human Resource Management

Laura Portolese
April 2015
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Human Resource Management provides students with practical applications of Human Resource Management theory relevant to today’s workplace. From recruiting and selecting to training and compensation this textbook gives an overview of the areas that are relevant to students’ careers. The latest version of Human Resource Management discusses employee benefits—and how they are administered with The Affordable Care Act—as well as technology used in HRM and human capital ideologies.

New in This Version:
  • Discussion on healthcare since The Affordable Care Act.
  • Added focus on technology used in HRM.
  • New introduction and summary videos.
  • Examples and citations now focus on a wider variety of industries and business sizes.

  • End-of-chapter self-assessment quizzes.
  • Videos and podcasts geared towards today’s learners.
  • Sample classroom-tested role plays and activities.

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Laura portolese

Laura Portolese Central Washington University

Laura Portolese holds a master of business administration from City University and a doctorate of business administration from Argosy University. Laura teaches at Central Washington University in the Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management, part of the College of Education and Professional Studies.
Before beginning her teaching career, Laura worked for several organizations in management and operations. She’s also an entrepreneur who has performed consulting work for companies such as Microsoft. She is the author of Human Resource Management, Human Relations, The Art of Leadership and Supervision, and Consumer Behavior Today with FlatWorld and two other textbooks with McGraw-Hill.
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