The book, published by Millennium HRM Press, focuses on the challenges posed by public sector human resources management. It relies on case studies of specific human resources topics such as compensation, motivation and performance evaluation to provide a practical context for readers.
Bingle was approached to write a case study and contribute to the introduction of the text by C. Kenneth Meyer, professor at Drake University. Bingle earned his master’s of public administration from Drake in 2008.
“The book is one of a series on public management published by Millennium Press,” Bingle said. “The cases are used to illustrate the complexities facing public managers today. There’s a lot of variation in terms of content as well, so readers are exposed to a wide variety of HR topics.”
The case developed by Bingle and Meyer focuses on a specific hiring decision in a nonprofit organization where preferential treatment was given resulting in inequality and allegations of nepotism.
“I think students of public sector and nonprofit management will benefit from the book because it gives them exposure to these real-world problems and allows them to think about how they would react in similar situations,” Bingle said.
NGOLD was established in 2010 as NIU’s resource for excellence in the study, research and practice of nongovernmental organizations. Its mission is to enhance and strengthen civil society through nonprofits and other avenues of public service. To do this, NGOLD provides comprehensive programming and services to students, faculty, researchers and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to the interdisciplinary community leadership and civic engagement (CLCE) undergraduate major, in Fall 2012, NGOLD will begin offering a certificate program that allows students in other majors to gain specialization in nonprofit leadership.