Written for practitioners and students in health-related disciplines, this practical hands-on guide to human resources, covers such topics as recruitment, compensation and benefits, training, termination, legal issues, labor unions, and more. Each chapter is introduced by a case study related to the material that follows. The case study is resolved by the end of each chapter and includes expert commentary and practical suggestions that can be used in the real world. Chapters also feature learning objectives, questions for review and discussion, key terms, and spotlight on customer service. Numerous examples, sample forms and documents are also included. The Third Edition includes new employment related legislation and case law, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), a new chapter on the impact and effect of social media, more in depth and updated treatment of privacy and sexual harassment, expanded discussion of succession planning, and much more.