Now celebrating its 20th year, Ray Stone's Human Resource Management is the longest running and most successful Australian textbook ever produced in the field of HRM. The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised to reflect contemporary issues and practices in HRM, including the impact of the Workplace Relations Amendment (Work Choices) Act 2005. Topical issues such as work/life balance, the aging population, skills shortages in various industries and diversity in the workplace are all thoroughly explored in terms of their effect on organisations, employees and the human resource manager. Popular features of past editions have been retained and updated, such as letters to the editor, newsbreaks, case studies, interviews with human resource practitioners, and the wealth of end of chapter activities. Key themes of the text continue to be an emphasis on HRM practice in the Asia -Pacific region, as well as the importance of strategy and managing diversity. Human Resource Management 6th edition is the most comprehensive resource for HR students, lecturers, and professionals. About the Author Raymond J.
Stone, BA, BCom, DipSocStud (Melb), MA (Ottawa), PhD (Hong Kong), CMAHRI, FIHRM (Hong Kong), Registered Psychologist has more than 30 years experience in international human resource management and has held senior positions in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea. He has taught at universities in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong. Raymond Stone's articles on negotiating and international human resource management have been published in leading academic and business journals in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.