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MHRM 6120 Human Resource Metrics: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

MHRM 6120 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Bureau of National Affairs. (2010). Survey looks at reasons for using metrics, functions most measured. HR Focus, 87(7), S1–S4.

Burkett, H. (2005). ROI on a shoe-string: Strategies for resource-constrained environments. Industrial and Commercial Training, 37(2/3), 97–105.

Davenport, T.H., Harris, J., & Shapiro, J. (2010). Competing on talent analytics. Harvard Business Review, 88(10), 52–58.

Denton, D.K. (1996). Four simple rules for leading change. Empowerment in Organizations, 4(4), 5–9.

Fink, A.A. (2010). New trends in human capital research and analytics. People and Strategy, 33(2), 14–21.

Gardner, T.M., & Wright, P.M. (2009). Implicit human resource management theory: A potential threat to the internal validity of human resource practice measures. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20(1), 57–74.

Greenwood, M.R. (2002). Ethics and HRM: A Review and conceptual analysis. Journal of Business Ethics, 36(3), 261–278.

Griffin, R.P. (2010). Means and ends: Effective training evaluation. Industrial and Commercial Training, 42(4), 220–225.

Handler, T., & Jasinski, T. (2010). MetLife learning and development: Redesigning an organization to enable business performance. People and Strategy, 33(3), 46–50.

HR Focus. (2010). 2010 benchmarks: Key measures to monitor. HR Focus, 87(1), 1, 13–15.

Jayne, V. (2003, October). Measuring ROI: Return on individuals. Investing in people has a feel-good ring to it - but what impact do human resource initiatives have on the bottom line? And how easily can that impact be measured? New Zealand Management, 34.

Kotter, J.P. (2005). Change leadership. Leadership Excellence, 22(12), 3–4.

Lawler, E.E., III, Jamrog, J., & Boudreau, J. (2011). Shining light on the HR profession. HRMagazine, 56(2), 38–41.

Lawler, E. E., III, & Boudreau, J. W. (2009). What makes HR a strategic partner? People & Strategy, 32(1) 14-22.

Leibs, S. (2007). Measuring up. CFO, 23(6), 62–66.

Lockwood, N.R. (2006). Maximizing human capital: Demonstrating HR value with key performance indicators. HRMagazine, 51(9), 1–10.

Lockwood, N. (2010). Measuring ROI for diversity management - Case histories from a report from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Diversity Factor (Online), 18(3), 1–6.

Maxwell, G.G., & Beattie, D.R. (2004). The ethics of in-company research: An exploratory study. Journal of Business Ethics, 52(3), 243–256.

McLaughlin, J.A., & Jordan, G.B. (1999). Logic models: A tool for telling your program's performance story. Evaluation and Program Planning, 22(1), 65–72.

Pilenzo, R.C. (2009). A new paradigm for HR. Organization Development Journal, 27(3), 63–75.

Redford, K. (2006). Go and evaluate the positive, eliminate the negative. Training & Coaching Today, 10–11.

Schneider, C. (2006). The new human-capital metrics. CFO Magazine, 22(3), 22–27.

Shapiro, J. (2010). Benchmarking the benchmarks. HRMagazine, 55(4), 43-46.

Younger, J., Younger, A., & Thompson, N. (2011). Developing the skills of HR business partnership: Consulting and change management. Strategic HR Review, 10(1), 6–14.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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