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Acknowledgement
Preface
An Overview of Human Resource Management
1.1 Historical Development of Human Resource Management
1.2 Defining Human Resource Management
1.3 Why Study Human Resource Management?
1.4 Functions of Human Resource Management
Figure 1.1: The human resource processes
1.5 Importance of HRM in Achieving Organisational Effectiveness
1.6 Roles and Responsibilities of Human Resource Managers
1.7 Skills and Competencies of Human Resource Managers
1.8 Consequences of Poor HRM in Organisations
1.9 Contemporary Challenges of Human Resource Management
Equal Employment Opportunity and Human Resource Management
2.1 Explaining Equal Employment Opportunity
2.2 Emergence of Equal Employment Opportunity
2.3 Factors Contributing to Equal Employment Opportunity
2.4 Equal Employment Opportunity and Employment Issues
Table 2.1: The laws on EEO in the United States of America
Table 2.2: The laws on equal opportunity in Ghana
2.6 Bona Fide Occupational Qualification
2.7 Discrimination
2.8 Categories of Discrimination
2.9 Different Types of Discrimination
2.11 Implementation of Equal Employment Opportunity in organisations
2.12 Other Issues Related to Equal Employment Opportunity
Sexual Harassment in the Work Environment
3.1 Historical Background of Sexual Harassment
3.2 Sexual Harassment Defined
3.3 Types of Sexual Harassment
3.4 Perpetrators of Sexual Harassment
3.5 Conduct that Might Constitute Sexual Harassment
3.6 Some Causes of Sexual Harassment
3.7 Consequences of Sexual Harassment
3.8 Responsibility of Employers
3.9 Role of Employees or Victims
Definition and Purpose of Human Resource Planning
4.1 Human Resource Planning Defined
4.2 Some Important Reasons for Human Resource Planning
4.3 Stages of the Human Resource Planning Process
4.4 Overcoming Challenges in Human Resource Planning
Analysing Job Requirements and Recruitment
5.1 Analysing Job Requirements
5.5 Methods of Recruiting from Outside the Organisation
5.6 Improving the Effectiveness of External Employee Recruitment
Selection of Employees
6.1 Reasons for Employee Selection
6.2 Categories of Selection Criteria
6.3 Techniques for Gathering Information about Potential Employees
Table 6.1: Methods to gather information about potential employees
6.4 Reliability and Validity of Selection Processes and Decisions
Table 6.2: Types of validity and their meaning
6.5 Employment Tests
Table 6.3: Categorisation of employment tests
Job Search, Curriculum Vitae, and Cover Letters
7.1 Tips for Writing Curriculum Vitae
7.2 Some Dos and Don’ts of Curriculum Vitae Writing
7.3 Cover Letters
7.4 Tips for Job Hunt
7.5 Types of interviews
7.6 People Involved in the Interview Process
7.7 How to be Successful in an Interview
8.4 Performance Appraisal
8.5 Importance of Performance Appraisal
8.6 Steps for Developing Performance Appraisal Systems
8.7 Reasons Why Appraisals Fail
8.8 Who should Appraise Performance?
8.9 Methods and Instrument of Performance Appraisal
8.11 Errors in Rating Performance Appraisal
8.12 Guidelines for Effective Performance Appraisal Interviews
Employee Training and Development
9.1 Training Explained
9.2 Development Explained
9.3 The Thin Line between Training and Development
9.4 Some Factors that Create the Need for Training and Development
Figure 9.1: The systematic approach to training
Career Planning, Development, and Management
10.1 What is a Career?
10.2 Career Planning Explained
10.3 A Career Planning and Development Model
10.4 Career Development
10.5 Stages of Career Development
Table 10.1: Stages of career development
10.6 Career Management
10.7 Career Plateau
10.8 Strategies for Dealing with Career Plateau
Compensation and Reward Systems
Table 11.1: Employee total compensation
11.2 Basis for Compensation
11.3 Different Views of Compensation
11.4 Importance of Managing Compensation
Industrial Relations in Organisations
12.1 Defining Industrial Relations
12.2 Development of Industrial Relations in Ghana
12.3 Role of the Trade Unions
12.4 Purposes of Trade Union
12.5 Legal Provision on Trade Unions in Ghana
12.6 Why Employees Join Labour Unions?
12.7 Parties in the Industrial Relations System
12.8 The Tripartite Nature of Industrial Relations
12.9 Collective Bargaining
12.10 Features of Collective Bargaining
12.11 Labour Disputes and their Settlement Procedure
12.12 Occupational Health, Safety, and Welfare
12.13 Occupational Safety Hazard, Health, and Accidents
12.14 Occupational Health, Safety, and the Environment
12.15 Exposure to Imminent Hazards
Leadership in Organisations
13.1 Defining Leadership
13.2 Approaches to Leadership
13.3 Leadership Styles
13.4 Contemporary Leadership Styles
13.5 Factors Influencing Leadership Effectiveness
13.6 Satisfaction and Frustration of Leaders
13.7 Sources of Power in Organisations
Figure 13.1: Sources of power and what they emit
13.8 Leadership Influence Tactics
Team Dynamics and Organisational Effectiveness
14.1 Defining Teams
14.2 Differences Between Teams and Groups
Table 14.1: Differences between teams and groups
14.3 Types of Teams in the Organisation
14.4 Features to Consider in Designing a Team
14.5 Stages in Team Development
Figure 14.1: The five stages of team development
14.6 How to Develop Teamwork in Organisations
Developing Effective Communication Systems at the Workplace
15.1 Communication Explained
15.2 Communication in Organisation
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Principles of Human Resource Management

Principles of Human Resource Management

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Principles of Human Resource Management discusses the basic principles of human resource management in organisations. It covers essential topics on HRM and provides students with working knowledge of the subject area. This book can be used by both undergraduate and postgraduate HRM students. Practitioners and general readers would also find it very useful. It compares HRM issues in Ghana to that of other countries and draws similarities and differences. Some of the topics you will find in this book include the following:

• An Overview of Human Resource Management
• Equal Employment Opportunity and HRM
• Sexual Harassment in the Work Environment
• The Purpose of Human Resource Planning
• Analysing Job Requirements, Recruitment, and Selection
• Tips on Job Hunt, CVs, and Cover Letters
• Career Planning, Development, and Management
• The Importance of Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication in Organisations

If you are looking for a book that is simple and practical, this book offers the combination of both, and you will find it very useful.
Principles of Human Resource Management discusses the basic principles of human resource management in organisations. It covers essential topics on HRM and provides students with working knowledge of the subject area. This book can be used by both undergraduate and postgraduate HRM students. Practitioners and general readers would also find it very useful. It compares HRM issues in Ghana to that of other countries and draws similarities and differences. Some of the topics you will find in this book include the following:

• An Overview of Human Resource Management
• Equal Employment Opportunity and HRM
• Sexual Harassment in the Work Environment
• The Purpose of Human Resource Planning
• Analysing Job Requirements, Recruitment, and Selection
• Tips on Job Hunt, CVs, and Cover Letters
• Career Planning, Development, and Management
• The Importance of Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication in Organisations

If you are looking for a book that is simple and practical, this book offers the combination of both, and you will find it very useful.

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