People in Organizations: What Every Manager Should Know about Human Resources

by DON O'NEAL
1st edition, 2011, 220 pages, $19.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-492-1

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People in Organizations is a synthesis of Dr. O'Neal's own management experience, class notes and personal anecdotes that illustrate human recource concepts. It’s important to note the difference between this book and other human resource textbooks. Whereas most books on the subject are written more for human resource professionals, this one is written for managers and supervisors in all areas, and at all levels in an organization. It was developed as more of a handbook than a textbook—a practical guide to managing people in organizations.


CONTENTS

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PART I—INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

  • 1: The Role of Human Resource Management —
        Organizations, People, Purpose, Benefits, Summary

  • 2: Organizational Strategy and Human Resource Management

  • 3: History of Human Resource Management—
        HR1 Helping workers Adjust, HR2 Labor Relations, HR3 Risk Aversion,
        HR4 Strategic HRM. Summary

  • 4: Human Resource Theories—
        Type 1 Universal Principles, Type 2 The Social Nature of Organizations,
        Type 3 The Contingency Approach, Type 4 The Political Nature of Organization

PART II—STAFFING

  • 5: Planning
        Strategic Planning, Job Design, Staffing Levels, Summary

  • 6: Rrecruiting
         Internal Recruiting, External Recruiting, Summary
  • 7: Selection
        Information, Testing, Interviewing, Selection Decision, Summary

PART III—DEVELOPING PEOPLE

  • 8: Orientation—
        Purpose, Presentation, Content, Benefits, Summary

  • 9: Training—
        Needs, Types of Training, Learning, Trainers, Summary
  • 10: Career Development—
          Responsibility, The Individual, The Organization, Summary

  • 11: Performance—
          Goals, Evaluating Performance, Improving Performance,
          Performance Evaluation Programs, Summary

PART IV—REWARDING PERFORMANCE

  • 12: Compensation—
          Compensation Programs, Wage Components, Job Evaluation, Wages , Performance,
          Compensation Issues, Government Regulations, Summary

  • 13: Incentives—
          Motivation, Incentives, Rewards, Needs, Incentive Programs,
          Non-Monetary Incentive, Summary

  • 14: Benefits—
          Benefit Programs, Mandatory Benefits, Discretionary Benefits, Summary

PART V—LEADERSHIP

  • 15: Leadership and Management
    Leadership vs. Management, Self-Awareness, Courage, Delegation/Empowerment,
    Strategic Thinking, Summary

  • 16: Communication
          Sending, Receiving, Understanding, Questions, Upward Communication, Summary

  • 17: The Organization's Atmosphere
          Culture, Social Responsibility, Values, Employee Satisfaction, Summary

  • 18: The External Environment
          Opportunities and Threats, Managing the External Environment, Summary

  • 19: Moving into the Future
          Change, Leading Change, Downsizing, Future Challenges/Opportunities, Summary

  • References