Human Resource Management

  • AUTHORS: Robert L. Mathis; John H. Jackson
  • ISBN-13: 9780538453158 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 664 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 13th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2008, 2005
  • ©2011     Published
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About The Product

Put the authoritative resource for human resource management into the hands of your students with Mathis/Jackson's HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, Thirteenth Edition. The best-selling HR text worldwide, this text offers the most current look at HR and its impact on today’s organizations with new or thoroughly updated cases and more than 90 percent of the book’s examples from 2006 and beyond. Whether your students are future or currently practicing HR professionals, this text is a trusted resource in preparing for today's HR professional examinations. Updated strong academic coverage, including the latest 2009 HRCI outline, ensures this edition addresses all major topics for professional examinations (PHR, SPHR) given by the Human Resource Certification Institute (SHRM). The latest HR research, meaningful discussions, and a wealth of new and proven learning features in every chapter demonstrate how HR impacts organizational strategy. Reorganized and streamlined topics in this significant revision deliver a presentation that flows smoothly with an appropriate blend of theory and practice. Students examine emerging trends in technology, globalization, and HR Metrics as they see, first-hand, how current events shape the study and practice of HR today. A complete package of teaching and learning resources, including new CourseMate online learning tools, helps you most effectively prepare today’s aspiring professionals for career and future HR success.


  • Thoroughly updated coverage prepares individuals for professional exam success: This trusted resource covers all major topics for professional certification examinations with emphasis on areas identified by the Human Resource Certification Institute. Content serves as a primary resource for students preparing for the PHR/SPHR exams.
  • "HR Headlines" introduce current events: Unique depictions of current events introduce each chapter, demonstrating how events are affected or arise from HR. These concise examples highlight contemporary HR problems, situations, or practices from actual organizations that illustrate the chapter’s topics.
  • Unforgettable examples illustrate each chapter's topics: HR problems, situations, or practices drawn from actual organizations recognized for HR excellence bring each chapter's topics to life for today's students.
  • "HR Perspectives" give students a better understanding of specific HR issues, concerns, and employer efforts: "HR Perspectives" throughout this edition emphasize actual HR management examples of diversity, ethics, research, international challenges, or company practices.
  • "HR Online" features highlight how technology is used effectively in HR today: "HR Online" in each chapter highlights how today's expanding use of information technology impacts today's HR activities, decisions, and management--from e-HR topics and the use of the Internet to Web-based resources, social media, and blogs.
  • Learning Objectives pinpoint key topics for each chapter: Useful Learning Objectives identify the important topics in each chapter for convenient student reference. Many of the objectives correspond with the latest 2009 HRCI outline.
  • "Logging On" features provide immediate links to key HR websites: "Logging On" margin notes acquaint students with today's most important HR issues and direct students to useful websites that pinpoint primary HR information and resources related to chapter content.
  • Special "HR Metrics" icons identify content that discusses using metrics to quantify HR activities: Margin icons throughout this edition clearly identify content related to one of the most important trends within HR management today--using metrics to quantify how HR activities impact and contribute to the organization. Students learn, step-by-step, how to use these analytical measures.
  • NEW "On The Job Video Cases" give your students first-hand experience in the latest HRM practices: Captivating new "On The Job Videos" give your students an unprecedented behind-the-scenes insights look at HRM concepts at work within actual businesses recognized for their excellence in human resources. Twelve of this edition’s sixteen Video Cases are new to this edition. Corresponding teaching notes and recommended exercises in the Instructor's Manual give you flexibility in assigning follow-up study.

About the Contributor

  • Robert L. Mathis

    Dr. Robert L. Mathis is professor emeritus of management at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). Born and raised in Texas, he received his BBA and MBA from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in Management and Organization from the University of Colorado. At UNO, he has received the "Excellence in Teaching" award. Dr. Mathis has co-authored several books and published numerous articles covering a variety of topics. He also has held national offices in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and served as president of the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). In addition, he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by HRCI. He has had extensive consulting experiences with organizations of all sizes and in a variety of areas. Firms assisted have been in the telecommunications, telemarketing, financial, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and utility industries. Dr. Mathis has extensive specialized consulting experience in establishing or revising compensation plans for small- and medium-sized firms. Internationally, he has consulting and training experience with organizations in Australia, Lithuania, Romania, Moldova, and Taiwan.

  • John H. Jackson

    Dr. John H. Jackson is professor of management at the University of Wyoming. Born in Alaska, he received his BBA and MBA from Texas Tech University. He worked in the telecommunications industry in human resources management for several years before completing his PhD in Management and Organization at the University of Colorado. During his academic career, Dr. Jackson authored six other college texts and more than 50 articles and papers, including those appearing in ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, and HUMAN RESOURCES PLANNING. He has consulted with a variety of organizations on HR and management development matters and has served as an expert witness in a number of HR-related cases. At the University of Wyoming, he served four terms as department head in the Department of Management and Marketing. Dr. Jackson received the university's highest teaching award and has been recognized for his work with two-way interactive television for MBA students. Two Wyoming governors have appointed him to the Wyoming Business Council and the Workforce Development Council. Dr. Jackson serves as president of Silverwood Ranches, Inc.

Table of Contents

1. Human Resource Management in Organizations.
2. Strategic HR Management.
3. Equal Employment Opportunity.
4. Workers, Jobs, and Job Analysis.
5. Human Resource Planning and Retention.
6. Recruiting and Labor Markets.
7. Selecting Human Resources.
8. Training Human Resources.
9. Talent Management.
10. Performance Management and Appraisal.
11. Total Rewards & Compensation.
12. Incentive Plans and Executive Compensation.
13. Managing Employee Benefits.
14. Risk Management and Worker Protection.
15. Employee Rights and Responsibilities.
16. Union/Management Relations.

New to this Edition

  • Each chapter reflects the latest research and most recent legal updates: Every chapter in this new edition offers today's most current HR content, the latest laws, and the HR trends shaping business today. In this revision, you will find updated coverage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), Genetic Information Non Discrimination Act (GINA), immigration status verification to include E-Verify, health-care legislation, the new provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act, OSHA pandemic guidelines, and the Employee Free Choice Act.
  • NEW end-of-chapter cases give your students the practice they need to confront today's most contemporary challenges in HRM. Students examine real HR problems or situations within actual organizations as they apply each chapter's content.
  • NEW end-of-chapter "Supplemental Cases" provide additional opportunities for practice: This edition now provides one-two additional "Supplemental Cases" in each chapter to give you more choice in engaging cases drawn from actual organizations.
  • NEW "HR Experiential Problem Solving" exercises help students hone critical skills: New "HR Experiential Problem Solving" exercises at the end of each chapter offer insights into practicing the HR principles presented within the chapter. These exercises provide engaging problems, suggest resources to resolve the situation, and ask students to answer several brief, thought-provoking questions.

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