Now you can develop a solid, practical understanding of today's human resource management (HRM) concepts and principles with this single source for contemporary cases, exercises, incidents, and skill builders. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS: CASES, EXERCISES, INCIDENTS, AND SKILL BUILDERS offers a hands-on approach to learning HRM with cases drawn from actual events in real organizations, and unique skills builders and exercises that focus on the practical abilities most important in HRM today. This book is the perfect complement to your primary human resource text in any introductory HRM course. A fresh emphasis on problem solving and critical analysis equips you with long-term skills that are important for success at any level of study. Timely examples are drawn from a variety of organizations, including today's growing service sector to provide you with a diversity of experience. The book's timely topics prepare you for traditional HRM situations as well as today's more controversial issues, such as telecommuting, alcohol and drug abuse on the job, and discrimination. With exercises designed for a single class period and a new comprehensive term project, you'll find opportunities to apply and refine your HRM skills for success within your introductory course and your career that follows.