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Human Resource Management

Laura Portolese
April 2015
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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: Human Resource Management

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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The Instructor Manual (in Word format) will help guide you through the main concepts of each chapter such as learning objectives, key terms and takeaways. Many also include explanations and answers to chapter exercises.

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Laura Portolese Central Washington University

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