The second edition of Human Resource Management has been updated with three new chapters, new sections, new figures, and new case studies. The text material has been restructured to focus on the changes since the last edition. It is now divided into 22 chapters. It discusses the three key components of HRM - acquiring human resources, developing HR competencies, and employer-employee relations. Among the important topics covered are: HR and employee planning, job analysis and design, recruitment and placement procedures, training and development, management development, the need and importance of performance appraisal, compensation packages, incentive plans and fringe benefits, industrialrelations, collective bargaining, and employee safety and health.