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Human Resource Management

Introduction

Introduction

Summer 2010.

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Human Resource Management

This guide will point you to Library and Internet resources for researching topics broadly related to human resource management.  Our interpretation of the term is the art and practices of managing employees in the non-union environment. 

Keywords

Human Resource/s Management, Personnel Management, Human Resources, Employee benefits, Employee Compensation, job satisfaction, benchmarking, HR, job design, employee turnover, organizational effectiveness, best practices

Associations and Organizations

LERA - Labor and Employment Relations Association

http://www.lera.uiuc.edu/

The Labor and Employment Relations Association, formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association, is an organization of professionals interested in industrial relations and human resources. Its 3,000 members include academics and practitioners. LERA publications, including its periodical, Perspectives on Work; its Annual Research Volume; and its Proceedings provide analysis of collective bargaining and industrial relations issues. View the index of post 1992 LERA and IRRA publications.
SHRM - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/Diversity/Pages/default.aspx

The website of this major U.S. association for HR practitioners provides a wealth of information for its members and for the public. For assistance with username and password, stop by the Reference Desk.

World at Work (formerly American Compensation Association)

http://www.worldatwork.org

WorldatWork is a professional association for compensation professionals.

World Federation of Personnel Management Associations

http://www.wfpma.com/

WFPMA’s member organizations include personnel management associations from Africa, Asia, and Europe as well as the Americas. The Federation’s web site includes hard to find links to national associations, reports, and a newsletter.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks

Dictionary of Human Resource Management

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=dictionary+of+human+resource+management&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

ILR Reference HF5549.A23 D53 2001

Heery,Edmund and Mike Noon (editors). Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

This is an authoritative source for HR terms.

Dictionary of Human Resources & Personnel Management

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&SL=none&Search_Arg=Dictionary+of+Human+Resources+%26+Personnel+Management+&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50

Full text of this dictionary is available to licensed (Cornell) users via Xreferplus.

Roberts' Dictionary of Industrial Relations

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/234392

ILR Reference HD 4839.R61 1994
ILR Kheel Center HD 4839.R61 1994

A limited preview or this dictionary is available through Google Books

Roberts, Harold Selig and University of Hawaii at Manoa. Industrial Relations Center (editors). Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1994.

This dictionary provides an authoritative definition of key labor and industrial relations terms. Each term is thoroughly referenced.

Databases

ABI/Inform (ProQuest Direct Web: 1971- )

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/umia/akx9769

Cornell University community only

ABI/Inform (from Proquest), an extensive international business and management database, contains bibliographic citations, abstracts, and full text of articles appearing in professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines published worldwide.

ABI/Inform covers the areas of accounting, banking, computers, economics, engineering management, communications, finance, health care, human resources, insurances, international trends, labor relations, law, management, marketing, organizational behavior, public administration, real estate, taxation, transportation.

BNA: Human Resources Library

http://hrlibrary.bna.com/

ILR School community only

The HR Library is a database covering a broad range of relevant federal and state laws and regulations for personnel management. Topics include compensation, payroll administration, benefits, workers' compensation, employee conduct, performance appraisal, etc..
BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

Business and Company Resource Center

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/4224285

Cornell University community only

Use this database to research all business and management topics. It includes directory listings for over 300,000 companies as well as company profiles, industry ratings, product brands, company performance ratings, investment reports and ratings, industry overviews, and related associations.  Find company histories, rankings, and articles along with profile and financial information.
Business Source Complete

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6576918

Cornell University community only

Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Publishing.

Business Source Complete, which includes all journals covered in Business Source Premier, provides full text for scholarly business journals and other sources, including full text for peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.
CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
CCH: Intelliconnect China Laws for Foreign Business

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/3944978

Cornell University community only

This resource is part of the CCH IntelliConnect system.  Click on the highlighted link in the "Browse" section to access the resource or try searching the database for "China Laws."   China Laws for Foreign Business offers a comprehensive bilingual collection of key business laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China, including employment and labor law. The service also includes the PRC Briefing newsletter, which includes human resources news.

Emerald Full Text

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/3885053

Cornell University community only

Online service providing full-text access to the journal resources of a management library. Subjects include management, human resources, marketing, library and information services, education, engineering, etc. Especially useful for comparative international research.
Human Resources Abstracts

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/6226763

Cornell University community only

Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to human resources, including human resource management, employee assistance, organizational behavior, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains 60,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline.  1975-present.
Innovest iRatings analytics portal

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/5790526

Cornell University community only

Innovest Strategic Value Advisors is an internationally recognized investment research and advisory firm specializing in analyzing companies’ performance on intangible value factors such as environmental, social, and strategic governance management, and how such factors impact competitiveness, profitability, and share price performance.
Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.
PsycINFO (WebSPIRS Web : 1887- )

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/2351079

Cornell University community only

Contains citations and summaries of the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences, including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology, and linguistics. Includes applied psychology, communication systems, developmental psychology, educational psychology, experimental human and animal psychology, personality, physical and psychological disorders, physiological psychology and intervention, professional personnel and issues, psychometrics, social processes and issues, sports psychology and leisure, and treatment and prevention.
ReSearch

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/4388935

Cornell University community only

TCB research is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics. Proprietary, nonbiased research includes studies of F500 companies on business trends, leadership decisions, performance excellence, corporate governance, HR, productivity, CRM and more. Economics material includes US and global economic indicators and analysis and forecasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions. Full-text coverage from 1995 to date.

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/Diversity/Pages/default.aspx

The website of this major U.S. association for HR practitioners provides a wealth of information for its members and for the public. For assistance with username and password, stop by the Reference Desk.

SOCRATES (Corporate Social Ratings Monitor)

http://resolver.library.cornell.edu/misc/5089163

Cornell University community only

SOCRATES (published by KLD Research & Analytics, Inc.) has in-depth profiles on over 3000 US corporations, including every company on the Standard & Poor's®, Russell 3000®, and KLD's Domini 400 SocialSM Index.  The profiles have narrative coverage of issues related to community, diversity, employee relations, environment, non-US operations, products, alcohol, tobacco, gambling, nuclear power and military contracting. The profiles also have social ratings evaluating each company's strengths and concerns.   SOCRATES provides data on the involvement of corporations in areas such as: military contracting, charitable contributions, women and minority directors and managers, union representation, superfund or hazardous waste sites. AND MORE....

Government

DOL - United States Department of Labor

http://www.dol.gov

The DOL is a multi-faceted agency that provides many services to employers and employees. Employers will find compliance assistance for many employment laws, including federal wage and hour laws, OSHA and other safety laws, laws that regulate labor unions, plant-closing requirements, pension protection, protections for whistleblowers, and some immigration laws. The DOL’s, Employment and Training Administration helps employers find qualified employees. The DOL provides links to the various state labor departments where you can find state specific information on employment and labor markets.

EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

http://www.eeoc.gov/

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's homepage offers information on employment discrimination, filing charges, enforcement and litigation, technical assistance programs, and general information on the Commission including press releases and telephone contact points.
OPM - Office of Personnel Management

http://www.opm.gov/

The OPM is the human resources department for the federal government. Its web site is rich with tools, initiatives, documentation, and best practices that will be valuable to any person interested in human resource management.

Books

Conference Board Chart Collection

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/45336572

Catherwood Library only

These CD-Roms contain actual company organization charts. They are arranged by industry. Organization charts are helpful when studying communication and supervision within companies.

HR Architect : Tools to Design the HR Organization

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&v2=1&ti=1,1&Search%5FArg=hr%20architect&Search%5FCode=TALL&CNT=50&SID=1

ILR Reference HF5549 .H653 2003

Bureau of National Affairs (editors). Washington, D.C: Bureau of National Affairs, 2003.

This three volume set contains actual HR mission statements, organization charts for the HR department, and HR job descriptions.

Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=research+in+personnel+and+human+resources+management&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

ILR Reference HF5549.5.R5 R43

Greenwich, Conn: JAI Press, Inc., 1983.

These annual volumes contain important academic papers on HR.

State by State Guide to Human Resources Law

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?&DB=local&Search_Arg=state+by+state+guide+to+human&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

New York, N.Y. : Panel, 1990-

ILR Reference KF3309.A15 G79

This is a handy guide that points out different regulations for U. S. states that the HR practitioner should be aware of.

What to do about Personnel Problems in New York State

Cornell University Library Holdings

https://catalog.library.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&Search_Arg=what+to+do+about+personnel+problems+in+new+york+state&Search_Code=TALL&CNT=50&HIST=1

ILR Reference HF5549.5.E42 W45

Business & Legal Reports (editors). Madison, CT (64 Wall ST., Madison 06443-1513): BLR, 1985.

This loose-leaf service provides guidance to the HR professional in New York State. It includes forms, sample policies, and state-specific salary surveys.

Cases and Decisions

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.

Consultants

Hewitt Associates

http://www.hewittassociates.com

Hewitt provides HR outsourcing and consulting. It's U. S. website provides statistics and reports on topics such as human capital management, leadership, talent management, communication, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

PWC - PriceWaterhouseCooper

http://www.pwc.com

PWC offers HR and organizational effectiveness consulting services.  It is a major generator of research in HR.  PWC has incorporated the Saratoga Institute, which has long been a leader in benchmarking the HR function.  Like its competitors, PWC offers many short reports and survey result summaries on its web site. 
Watson Wyatt

http://www.watsonwyatt.com/

Watson Wyatt provides human capital consulting. It conducts many surveys and issues policy reports. The company sells its surveys and research and provides consulting services. Executive summaries of surveys are available from the Watson Wyatt web site. Other research is available after registering.

Directories

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

Conference Board Chart Collection

Cornell University Library Holdings

http://cornell.worldcat.org/oclc/45336572

Catherwood Library only

Available on CD-ROM from ILR Subscription Databases link on the desktop of Catherwood Computers. 

New York, NY: Conference Board

Insider's look at the actual structures of over 300 leading corporations in 16 major industries.

News

BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
Lexis - LexisNexis: ILR Menu

http://www.lexis.com

ILR School community only

More extensive and useful, requires training and an ILR password. Combines many critical information resources into one dynamic site. Special materials for human resources, employment and labor law including full-text books. Using your favorite browser, you can keep on top of the latest news (includes full-text of the New York Times and other major and minor newspapers), stay abreast of the hottest legal topics, and find current information on legal and legal-related products and services available from LEXIS-NEXIS. More than 1.6 billion full-text documents available. Choose the News and Business tab for the full range of company and industry resources.

Starting Points

Advisor on the Web

http://advisor.riag.com/login

Catherwood Library only

Ask for assistance at the Reference Desk
Database of information on general human resource practices, payroll management, employee benefits administration, and federal and state employment statutes.

BNA: Human Resources Library

http://hrlibrary.bna.com/

ILR School community only

The HR Library is a database covering a broad range of relevant federal and state laws and regulations for personnel management. Topics include compensation, payroll administration, benefits, workers' compensation, employee conduct, performance appraisal, etc..
BNA: Labor and Employment Law Library

http://laborandemploymentlaw.bna.com

ILR School community only

Available on Catherwood Reference workstations; includes: Significant decisions and reports of arbitrators and agencies beginning September 1979 (volumes 73 to current); Classification of all headnotes written to accompany cases; Arbitration decisions by contract term; and a Directory of arbitrators.

CCH: IntelliConnect

http://intelliconnect.cch.com

Cornell University community only

This is a searchable database of forms, articles, tables, and laws pertaining to human resources, labor and employment law, payroll, pensions and benefits, employee safety, workers' compensation, health law, food and drug regulations, unemployment, social security, intellectual property.  Also includes treatises, guidebooks, and practice tools. NOTE:  Internet Explorer is the preferred web browser for this database.
ILR School (Cornell): Human Resources and the Internet (Catherwood Library)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/subjectGuides/humanResourcesAndTheInternet.html

There are many excellent web sites with information on or relevance to human resource management. HR and the Internet is a very popular guide to the best web based resources for researching or practicing human resource management. Find organizations, government agencies, best practices, university programs, and more.

Web Sites

Fortune Magazine's Lists

http://money.cnn.com/lists/index.html

Besides the well-known Fortune 500, find the 100 Best Companies to Work For, 50 Best Jobs in America, 100 Top MBA Employers, America’s Most Admired Companies, and more.  Find out the best practices that have qualified companies for these lists.
IFEBP - International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

http://www.ifebp.org/

This organization's web site provides valuable information on trends in employee benefits. In addition to news sources, find a comprehensive glossary of benefit terms. If you fill out the registration form, you can search the Employee Benefit Infosource database for citations to articles, books, and papers on employee benefit issues.
ILR School (Cornell): Human Resources and the Internet (Catherwood Library)

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/library/subjectGuides/humanResourcesAndTheInternet.html

There are many excellent web sites with information on or relevance to human resource management. HR and the Internet is a very popular guide to the best web based resources for researching or practicing human resource management. Find organizations, government agencies, best practices, university programs, and more.

PWC - PriceWaterhouseCooper

http://www.pwc.com

PWC offers HR and organizational effectiveness consulting services.  It is a major generator of research in HR.  PWC has incorporated the Saratoga Institute, which has long been a leader in benchmarking the HR function.  Like its competitors, PWC offers many short reports and survey result summaries on its web site. 
SHRM - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

http://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/Diversity/Pages/default.aspx

The website of this major U.S. association for HR practitioners provides a wealth of information for its members and for the public. For assistance with username and password, stop by the Reference Desk.

Towers Perrin

http://www.towersperrin.com

Towers Perrin is provides professional services to firms in the areas of HR management and organizational effectiveness, as well as in financial and risk management.  The site offers occasional free downloads of reports.
Working Mother Magazine, 100 Best Companies

http://www.workingmother.com/

Click on the “100 Best Companies” link to find a list of winning employers and their practices that have qualified them for the “100 Best “ honor.