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
- 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.
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.