An exploration into the important strategic function HR plays in today's organizations that uses a wide variety of applications, self-assessments, and experiential exercises to help students develop the skills they need to recruit, select, train, and development talent. The book includes all of the latest SHRM 2016 Curriculum Guidebook listings, covering every SHRM guide item, including both the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the Human Resource Certification Institute Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam—a total of more than 210 individual content requirements from the SHRM curriculum guide. A three-pronged approach—functions, applications, skill development—helps students master the concepts, apply them, and build the skills needed in the workplace. This is supported by self-assessments in each chapter and a Current Trends section, which covers the latest developments in the HR field, particularly trends related to data analytics, social media, ethics, privacy, and working in diverse, global organizations New to this edition New Skill Builder exercises allow students to experience HR as they practice making decisions, working in teams, and participating in role-plays. Assignable SAGE Premium Video (available via the interactive eBook version, linked through SAGE coursepacks) is tied to learning objectives and illustrates HRM in action. The book is complemented by online resources, featuring a range of tools and materials for lecturers and students, including diagnostic chapter pre tests and post tests, Test banks, Assignable SAGE Premium Video, videos from SAGE Knowledge illustrating Human Resource Management concepts, PowerPoint® slides, Sample course syllabi, Lecture notes, eFlashcards, eQuizzes, and all tables and figures from the textbook. Suitable for modules on Human Resource Management *Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781544331317). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).