Connect with Smartbook Online Access for Canadian Human Resource Management

© 2016
by Hermann Schwind, Krista Uggerslev, Terry Wagar, Neil Fassina, Julie Bulmash

11th Edition Online resource
9781259088568 1259088561
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  • Table of Contents
  • Features

Schwind Canadian Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach 11e continues to focus on the strategic contribution of the human resource function in organizations.  Schwind presents key concepts, issues, and practices of HR without being encyclopedic. The balanced coverage of theory and practice, traditional materials, and emerging concerns, has made Schwind the choice of over 60 universities and colleges across Canada and has earned it the honour of being the best-selling human resource management text in the country.

So, how do you make Schwind even better?

Listen - Refresh - Update - Technology

Listened to our customers who have made recommendations. Recommendations such as more emphasis on "how to do it" discussions and then incorporate this in almost every chapter.

Refresh - New co-lead author, respected researcher Dr. Krista Uggerslev from NAIT, has an extensive background in research related to employee recruitment, talent management and leadership, and demographic and economic changes in Canada and has brought her expertise to those related chapters.

Update - chapters have been streamlined and organized for easier reading and retention of materials. The latest information on legislative changes in the area of employment equity, statistics and demographics has been added. New work options for employees, the impact of international trade and managing international staff are just a few of the HR areas that have been updated.

Technology - Connect makes digital teaching and learning personal, easy, and effective for both instructors and students. Connect includes SmartBook, the adaptive reading and study experience that makes study time productive and efficient.

Part I: The Strategic Human Resource Management Model

Chapter 1: Strategic Human Resource Management


Part II: Planning Human Resources

Chapter 2: Job Analysis and Design

Chapter 3: Human Resource Planning


Part III: Attracting Human Resources

Chapter 4: Legal Requirements and Managing Diversity

Chapter 5: Recruitment

Chapter 6: Selection


Part IV: Placing, Developing, and Evaluating Human Resources

Chapter 7: Orientation, Training and Development, and Career Planning

Chapter 8: Performance Management


Part V: Motivating and Rewarding Human Resources

Chapter 9: Compensation Management

Chapter 10: Employee Benefits and Services


Part VI: Maintaining High Performance

Chapter 11: Managing Employee Relations

Chapter 12: Ensuring Health and Safety at the Workplace

Chapter 13: The Union?Management Framework


Part VII: Human Resource Management in a Global Context

Chapter 14: Global Human Resource Management

New to this Edition

Enhanced Connect Technology -
Schwind Connect
makes digital teaching and learning personal, easy, and effective for both instructors and students.
- Connect's personal experience includes SmartBook, the adaptive reading and study experience that makes study time productive and efficient
- Connect offers the most robust collection of instructor and student resources that are easy to integrate into LMS systems.
- Connect is an effective learning tool helping users to get better results in less time and was recently recognized in the software industry by three - 2015 CODiE Awards for education technology including "Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution"
Connect is available to be packaged with the text or is available separately.

Connect Insight - is a one of a kind visual analytics dashboard -- available for instructors - that provides at-a-glance information on key insights about student performance that is mmediately actionable. Information includes "How is my section doing?", "How are my students doing?", "How is this student doing?", "How are my assignments doing?", and "How is this assignment doing?"

UPDATES - Chapters have been updated with the latest legislative changes, statistics and demographics, especially in the area of employment equity

6 NEW Manager in the Hot Seat videos - in addition to 14 other MHS videos - these interactive videos immerse the student in realistic office situations dealing with difficult employees and employees in complex situations. How will the student approach and handle each situation as they are put in the manager's shoes? Ideal for group work, in-class discussion with Updated Instructor Notes.

Retained Features

Strategic Approach: Using the authors? strategic HRM model as its framework, Schwind continues to focus on the strategic contribution of HR functions in organizations and how strategic HRM provides a framework for success - helping organizations and their employees to achieve their goals.

Two Running Cases - anchor the material in every chapter and are designed with contrasting approaches to HRM. Maple Leaf Shoes Limited - symbolizes traditional HR practices which are reactionary, while Canadian Pacific and International Bank Limited symbolizes the progressive, proactive, and strategic role of HR in organizations today. Students, by comparing the two firms, are able to learn how HR can make a significant contribution to organizational success and growth.

Spotlights - Spotlight on HRM and Spotlight on Ethics are the two Spotlights that are in most chapters. Spotlight on HRM focuses on an emerging practice, issue or HR opportunity while Spotlight on Ethics focuses on an ethic issue relevant to the chapter content.

Active Learning Approach: HRC Icons (formerly RPC icons) - content that is relating to the national CHRP (Certified Human Resource Professional) designation requirements are identified by HRC (Human Resource Competencies) icons.

Pedagogy that focuses on student learning and reinforcing concepts learned "
- Terms for Review
- End-of-Chapter summaries

- Review and Discussion questions to test students? understanding of the chapter material with topics suggested for class or group discussions.
- Critical Thinking Questions
- Incident (short cases) to test students? understanding of the concepts and their impact on the organization, and
- Exercises where students can apply knowledge of strategies to specific situations to draw conclusions.

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