Essentials of Managing Human Resources Fifth Canadian Edition is written for students who will become (or are) supervisors and line managers and HR professionals. Since the text covers the major human resources management processes and systems, it will provide a good overview if you are thinking about moving into the HR profession. The book has been authored by experienced instructors recognized by students for many years for their excellence in teaching and facilitating learning. The authors are also active HR practitioners who share business stories throughout the text to make the materials interesting for students. Essentials is a shorter and a more relevant book for general business students with simpler language. Finally, this book is designed to cover all the materials you will need for a good general understanding of all the HR activities in a company, as well as your role in managing people. It shows how theory applies to managers and HR practices in the 21st century. Further, the book has stories about all types of organizations: profit, non-profit/voluntary, public sector; those that are unionized and non-unionized; and those that are small and large.