An Introduction to Human Resource Management

Author: John Stredwick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135017891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

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Since its original publication in 2000, this text has been intended for students studying HRM for the first time. Its major features are its comprehensive and wide-ranging nature which deals with all major aspects of HRM in a down to earth and practical way, alongside the necessary theoretical underpinning. The key strength is its accessibility to students new to the subject area where it combines a clear explanation with numerous relevant and interesting cases and comments. The range and nature of HRM is fully illustrated by a combination of real life and fictional case studies which heighten awareness of key issues involved in HRM today. This new edition will continue to be appropriate for undergraduate courses, especially first and second year students studying an HRM degree but also for post-graduate courses where many students are new to the field of HRM. It continues to be divided into 12 chapters to provide one topic a week on a modular course, but it may be extended into two semesters. It has been revised to place a greater emphasis on the role of human resources in improving organisational and employee performance. These revisions include the greater use of technology in resourcing and development areas, the change of emphasis from ‘recruitment/selection’ to ‘talent management’ and the use of social networking developments as an aid to HR management. Recent legal developments will also be covered including those relating to age discrimination and the regulation of agency workers. It will be supported by a supplement for tutors and additional web-based cases and other materials for tutors and students.
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An Introduction to Human Resource Management

Author: Nick Wilton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473966116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 1098

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473915725) Reflecting the global nature of the workplace with its use of real world examples and case studies, Nick Wilton’s book is not another 'How to' of HRM in practice, but goes beyond the prescriptive approach to the practice of strategic HRM and encourages critical reflection to prepare students for the issues and dilemmas they could face in their careers. Providing an introduction to the management of people in work organizations, it seeks to outline the purpose and operation of HRM activities in the 'real world', whilst situating practice in the context of associated debates and controversies played out in the parallel field of academic study. It adopts a critical perspective on the study and practice of HRM to provide the reader with an understanding not only of the potential for HRM to contribute to both improved organizational performance and individual well-being in the workplace, but also why it very often fails to achieve either of these positive outcomes and suggests that the management of people is not the exclusive preserve of HR specialists, but an area of interest or concern for all organizational actors. The new edition comes packed with features that encourage readers to engage and relate theory to practice including: - Management skills and attributes boxes outlining the required competencies of line managers and HR practitioners - HR in practice boxes illustrating how HRM theory works in real world practice - Ethical insights presenting ethical considerations for budding practitioners - Global insights highlighting practices around the world - Research insights inviting students to explore further academic research - Case Studies and Examples offering a more in-depth look at HRM across a variety of organizations - A free interactive eBook* featuring author videos, web-links interactive multiple choice questions, free SAGE journal articles, extended case studies and other relevant links, allowing access on the go and encouraging learning and retention whatever the reading or learning style. Aimed at students across the academic spectrum, whether studying on a specialist HRM or CIPD program of study, a generalist business and management programme or studying HRM as part of a programme in an unrelated discipline (such as engineering or humanities). *interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook
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An Introduction to Human Resource Management

Author: Wendy Bloisi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780077109684

Category: Personnel management

Page: 486

View: 2269

An Introduction to Human Resource Management provides a complete overview of the subject for an introductory module. Its accessible and straightforward style presents essential HR topics from job design, recruitment and selection, to reward, training and development. The book also offers students an insight into contemporary concerns for practicing HR professionals, such as flexible working, diversity in the organisation, the global workforce, work life balance and the impact of technology on working life. Structured around engaging case studies and thought-provoking examples and exercises, the chapters encourage students to consistently apply their knowledge to practical situations.
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European Human Resource Management

An Introduction to Comparative Theory and Practice

Author: Timothy Clark

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631193685

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

View: 4768

European Perspectives on Human Resource Management is designed to provide students with an understanding of HRM in Europe. Written by experts from Britain, Denmark, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain and Sweden, the book explores whether there is a single, shared conception of HRM which transcends national boundaries. It shows how such factors as cultural values, the industrial relations system, the leagl system and systems of education influence the ways in which the employment relationship is structured and concieved.
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An Introduction to Human Resource Management

An Integrated Approach

Author: Michael L. Nieto

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230216234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 2702

Through a practical, integrated approach, this text offers a concise and accessible introduction to Human Resource Management. Contemporary and up-to-date, with engaging cases and activities throughout, readers are fully involved in the learning process, with exercises and questions introducing them to important topics. Also available is a companion website with extra features to accompany the text, please take a look by clicking below - http://www.palgrave.com/business/nieto/home.htm
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Introduction to Human Resource Management

Author: Paul Banfield,Rebecca Kay,Dean Royles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198702825

Category:

Page: 472

View: 1434

Succinct, applied, realistic: this highly-engaging introductory textbook is written by both an educator and two practitioners providing readers with the perfect balance of theory and practice.
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Introduction to Human Resource Management

A Guide to HR in Practice

Author: Charles Leatherbarrow,Janet Fletcher

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749483695

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 568

View: 9670

Introduction to Human Resource Management is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject of HRM. Drawing on the authors' experiences in both the public and private sectors, and underpinned by academic theory, this textbook follows the logical sequence of the employment cycle and shows how human resource management plays out in practice. It covers organizational culture, the role of the HR professional, HR planning, recruitment and selection, talent management, L&D, motivation and performance, health and safety, diversity and equality, employment law, change management and handling and managing information. With a range of pedagogical features, including contemporary case studies and review questions, Introduction to Human Resource Management maps to the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice and is also ideal for foundation and undergraduate students encountering HRM for the first time. This fully updated 4th edition has been revised and expanded to include coverage of zero-hours contracts and the gig economy, social media and e-recruitment and the UK apprenticeship levy. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and students' resources including multiple choice questions, additional case studies and reflective questions for self-study.
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Introduction to Human Resource Management

Theory and Practice

Author: Linda Maund

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780333912430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 726

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This text is aimed at students studying a first course in human resource management. Its structure, style and language have all been developed to make an accessible text for HRM courses at undergraduate, HND and IPD diploma level, especially those where students have no prior knowledge. It offers a wealth of pedagogical features to help students get to grips with the basic theory of HRM, including learning outcomes for each chapter, a framework case study, case vignettes, longer cases at the end of each part, chapter summaries, self test questions, activities, points to ponder, class discussion questions, project questions, in text definitions and in text cross referencing. The book is accompanied by a resource website for lecturers providing extra teaching materials and solutions password protected for lecturers and also conversion notes from the current most popular texts. In addition a student website will offer free access to a bulletin board for students to exchange tips and ask for help.
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Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management

Author: Günter K. Stahl,Ingmar Björkman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1845428234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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In providing an insightful overview of a wide range of global human resource issues facing MNCs, this pathbreaking Handbook highlights emergent topics and new research findings that could shape the field of future IHRM research. Theoretical discussion of the variables and processes that affect IHRM policies and practices is provided by renowned contributors with widely differing academic backgrounds, paradigmatic orientations, and theoretical and methodological approaches.
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Essentials of Human Resource Management

Author: Shaun Tyson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136155082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

View: 4636

The field of human resource management changes rapidly. Following the recession, new approaches are needed to succeed in a highly competitive global market place, and HR managers now draw on disciplines such as business strategy, marketing, information systems and corporate social responsibility to meet the need for functional interdependence. Essentials of Human Resource Management, 6th Edition uniquely provides a strategic explanation of how established human resource policies can be adapted to meet new challenges. In addition to a thorough exposition of the main policy areas, this comprehensive text offers an introduction to organizational behaviour studies, incorporates relevant aspects of employee relations, and presents an overview of employment law. This new edition shows how HR managers can: Meet the challenges of international competitiveness through organizational agility. Develop policies in talent management, total rewards and employee engagement. Utilize new technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of HRM Balance business demands with corporate social responsibility Written in an accessible manner, Essentials of Human Resource Management acts as an introduction to the subject for undergraduate students on HRM courses, as well as for postgraduate students on MBA programmes, and it will also be a valuable reference source for line managers. A companion website supports this text with further materials.
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Human Resource Management

Key Concepts and Skills

Author: P B Beaumont

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803988156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 225

View: 3008

This major textbook meets the clear need for a substantial but accessible introduction to the practice of human resource management (HRM) within the context of relevant theory and current debates. In a discussion that ranges from the strategic and policy aspects of HRM to the day-to-day processes of employee management, the author identifies and explores key concepts and skills. Distinctive features of the book include: a focus on issues of direct relevance to all line managers, not just to human resource specialists; a combination of a knowledge-based approach with a practical introduction to the most important skills; numerous examples, encapsulating concepts and techniques in clear tables, and a teaching appendix of discuss
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Human Resource Management

A Concise Analysis

Author: Eugene F. McKenna,Nic Beech

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273694182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 401

View: 7476

This book offers an introduction to the subject of human resource management, ideal for MBA students, short courses for executives and undergraduate programmes in business management.
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Introduction to Human Resource Management

Author: Ashly Pinnington,Tony Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198775430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 305

View: 8183

Introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM) is a textbook designed primarily for undergraduates new to the subject. Written in a concise and accessible style, it is ideal for introductory courses and modular programmes. The student is supplied with a range of source materials, discussion questions, and references for assignment work and guided study. The contents draw upon two fundamental traditions inherent within human resource management: one which takes an individual, psychological focus and another which starts from an industrial relations perspective. Pinnington and Edwards' account covers all the main elements of HRM and focuses on contemporary developments, setting them within the internal organizational and wider environmental contexts. The book fosters a good understanding of the management of human resources and encourages critical thinking on theory and practice.
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Human Resource Management

Author: Sarah Gilmore,Steve Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199605483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 397

View: 743

This book provides a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to human resource management which is academically rigorous and appropriate for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in business studies and related areas. Adopting lecturers receive a copy of a DVD featuring video interviews with practitioners.
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