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Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems

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Author: Berman, Evan M.

Brand: CQ Press

Edition: 6

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 584

Release Date: 19-03-2019

Details: Product Description Recognizing the inherent tensions and contradictions that result from managing people in organizations, Human Resource Management in Public Service: Paradoxes, Processes, and Problems offers provocative and thorough coverage of the complex issues of management in the public sector. Continuing the award-winning tradition of previous editions, this Sixth Edition helps you to understand complex managerial puzzles and explores the stages of the employment process, including recruitment, selection, training, legal rights and responsibilities, compensation, and appraisal. Grounded in real public service experiences, the book emphasizes hands-on skill building and problem solving.   New to the Sixth Edition: Ethics case studies have been added to all the chapters, enabling you to learn about a variety of ethical situations that come up in management.    Updated and consolidated recruiting strategies offer you a window into the most current methods used in the recruitment process and provide insight into the job seeker’s perspective.   New examples from a broad range of local, state, federal, and international settings enable you to apply key concepts to common management issues. Review "Highly recommended, comprehensive overview of HR, accessible to read and understand for students." -- Philip F. LaPorta  "It’s a well-organized, thorough text book. I would recommend it for use." -- Karla M. Pope "[ Human Resource Management in Public Service] is an excellent comprehensive choice for graduate students who require a challenging and provocative read." -- John Sample "I have taught the course for over 30 years and this is the best book on the market today." -- Peter J. Bergerson " Human Resource Management in Public Service addresses public personnel management issue from a public manager’s perspective, not from a personnel specialist’s perspective." -- Hugo Asencio About the Author Evan M. Berman is Professor of Public Management and Director of Internationalization at Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government. Prior, he was the Huey McElveen Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise are human resource management, public performance, local government, and public governance in Asia. He is past Chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s Section of Personnel and Labor Relations. He has over 125 publications and 12 books, including People Skills At Work (CRC Press, 2011), Essential Statistics for Public Managers and Policy Analysts, Third Edition (CQ Press, 2012), and a trilogy of books on Public Administration in Asia (2010, 2011, 2013, CRC Press). He has published in all major journals of the discipline, is Senior Editor of Public Performance & Management Review, a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar,  past University Chair Professor at National Chengchi University (Taipei, Taiwan), and a former policy analyst with the National Science Foundation. James S. Bowman is a professor of public administration at the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University. Noted for this work in ethics and human resource management, Dr. Bowman is author of over 100 journal articles and book chapters, as well as editor of six anthologies. He is co-author of The Professional Edge: Competencies in Public Service (2nd ed., Sharpe, 2010) and Public Service Ethics: Individual and Institutional Responsibilities (CQ Press, 2015). For nearly two decades, he served as editor-in-chief of Public Integrity, a journal owned by the American Society for Public Administration. A past National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration Fellow, as well as a Kellogg Foundation Fellow, he has experience in the military, civil service, and business. Jonathan P. West is a professor and chair of political science and director of the graduate public administration program at the University of Miami. His research interests incl

Package Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.5 x 1.0 inches

Languages: English