Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Human Resource ManagementFifth Edition!

Formerly published by Chicago Business Press, now published by Sage

Using a combination of knowledge acquisition and personal development, Human Resource Management: An Applied Approach is designed to prepare future HRM managers to effectively utilize HRM strategies to not only advance their own careers, but also support the growth and development of those they manage. Author Jean Phillips adopts an engaging approach, encouraging students to take action and create a lasting impact in the field of HRM that goes beyond theoretical learning.

The Third Edition features new end-of-chapter exercises, company examples throughout the book, and a new section called Using This Knowledge at the end of each chapter, providing additional support for applying the topics covered. Through case studies, videos, and exercises, students will develop their personal skills and gain practical experience in applying various HR concepts, enabling them to become better managers and more effective leaders.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Jean Phillips for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.


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