Organizational Success Through Effective Human Resources Management

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Business & Economics - 394 pages

Not only are performance and human resources management (HRM) bound tightly together, but Sims even goes so far as to say that the way people are managed in coming decades will be the most important determinant of organizational success. He shows how success is determined by a firm's skill in attracting, developing, and retaining its human capital; how a firm's people are what give it a measurable advantage over the competition; and how an organization's commitment to developing its people's abilities and skills is an obligation at all levels. Sims focuses on practical, real-world human resources problems and activities emphasize the need for managers to prove themselves excellent people managers as well, and covers the traditional HRM tasks and responsibilities in ways that will give them new meaning and urgency. By focusing on current challenges, emerging issues, and HRM innovations now on the horizon, Sims' book is essential for managers and executives throughout the organization, and indeed throughout all sectors of the economy.

Sims provides a firsthand understanding of the importance of HRM and lays out the tools to help managers do it well. He emphasizes repeatedly how important it is for organizations to understand that their success depends on their ability to attract and keep talented employees. With its persuasive discussion of the trends and emerging issues in the development of proactive human resources policies and practices, the book shows how to anticipate and work towards the development and retention of the right people. It emphasizes the importance of taking a strategic approach to all of the various human resources activities, and proves throughout that for an organization to prosper and earn a profit, goals must be set and initiatives taken in all areas of HRM and by all people, whatever their levels of responsibility may be.


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2 Organizational Strategy and Human Resources Management
3 The Legal Environment
4 Job Analysis
5 Recruiting for Organizational Success
6 Selecting and Placing Human Resources
7 Human Resources Development
8 Performance Appraisal
9 Career Development
10 Compensation
11 Incentive Compensation and Benefits
12 Employee Safety and Health
13 Managing Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
14 International Human Resources Management

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About the author (2002)

RONALD R. SIMS is the Floyd Dewey Gottwald Senior Professor of Business Administration in the Graduate School of Business, at the College of William & Mary. He holds a doctorate in organizational behavior and consults widely with organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Sims is author or coauthor of more than 75 scholarly and professional articles and more than 20 books. Among his more recent Quorum titles are The Challenge of Front-Line Management (2000), Keys to Employee Success in Coming Decades (1999, with John G. Veres III), and Reinventing Training and Development (1998).

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