Raymond A. Noe,
Ohio State University John R. Hollenbeck,
Michigan State University Barry Gerhart,
University of Wisconsin- Madison Patrick M. Wright,
ISBN: 0070620105 Copyright year: 2006
The text aims to provide students with the technical background needed to be a knowledgeable consumer of human resource (HR) products and services, to manage HR effectively, or to be a successful HR professional. While clearly strategic in nature, the text also emphasizes how managers can more effectively acquire, develop, compensate, and manage the internal and external environment that relates to the management of human resources.
The author team is renowned, each an expert in their field (Noe = training, Hollenbeck = teams, Gerhart = labor relations, Wright = strategy).
Strategic focus. The text shows students how HR contributes to a company's competitive advantage.
"Finding and Keeping the Best Employees" is a highlighted element within the chapter text. These modules contain current information on the methods that companies use to find and retain the best employees.
Two types of boxes --"Competing through Globalization" and "Competing through Technology"-- are found in every chapter. These boxes provide excellent real-business examples to underscore key concepts.
Competing through Sustainability" boxes are included in the chapters. These boxes discuss how companies succeed in a competitive environment considering aspects of social responsibility like environmental and employment issues.