Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Managing People at Work

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Managing People at Work

By: Laura Hall (author), Steven Taylor (author), Derek Torrington (author)Paperback

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Description

The academic and professional careers if many thousands of HRM students and managers have been underpinned by their reading of Torrington et al's long-standing, comprehensive and market leading text Human Resource Management. Now, this same author team has developed a brand new concise text, Fundamentals of HRM, aimed primarily at students who are studying for general business and management degrees, or who are studying HRM as part of a combined honours degree with another discipline in arts, languages, humanities or sciences. Adopting the same accessible and practical perspective on the discipline, the book focuses on the core responsibilities of people management which every manager will have to undertake and understand. A section on skills such as interviewing, coaching and performance appraisal supports this practical approach.

About Author

Derek Torrington is Emeritus Professor of Management, University of Manchester. Laura Hall and Stephen Taylor are both Senior Lecturers in HRM at Manchester Metropolitan University. Carol Atkinson is Senior Lecturer in HRM at Bradford University.

Contents

Contents Guided tour Preface Acknowledgements 1 Introducing human resource management Defining human resource management HRM and the achievement of organisational effectiveness Major trends in the HRM business environment Major themes in contemporary HRM practice Key debate: The state of the psychological contract Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References Part 1 Managing people at work 2. Organising a workforce Workforce organisation Flexibility for organisational benefit Key debate: Work-life integration Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References 3. Recruitment and retention Methods of recruitment Employer branding Staff turnover rates and trends Staff retention strategies Key debate: The significance of skills shortages in the UK Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References 4. Selection Selection as a two-way process Selection criteria Selection methods Final selection decision making Key debate: Validity and use of selection methods Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References 5. Performance management Introducing performance management Stages in a performance management system Implementation and critique of performance management Evaluation of performance management systems Key debate: 360-degree feedback Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References 6. People development The UK learning and development context The value of learning and development to organisations and individuals The line manager and learning and development The use of behavioural competencies in learning and development Methods of learning and development Key debate: Is e-learning the future of learning and development? Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References 7. Reward management Management objectives Setting base pay The elements of payment Incentives Benefits Total reward Key debate: Does PRP work? Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References 8. Employee relations Strategic choices Employee involvement Terminology Information sharing Consultation Key debate: The role and future of trade unions Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References Part 2 Emerging issues in managing people 9. Employment regulation A regulatory revolution Discrimination law Unfair dismissal law Health and safety law Family-friendly employment law Key debate: Is employment law a benefit or a burden for businesses? Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References 10. Diversity in Employment What do we mean by diversity in employment? Why is diversity in employment important? Implications for line managers Achieving successful diversity in organisations Key debate: Managing diversity or emphasising equality? Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links References 11. Human resource strategy The nature of HR strategy and its link with organisational strategy Theoretical perspectives of strategic HRM Key debate: What are the people management implications of downsizing and where does the line manager fit in? The line manager as downsizing agent Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links References 12. Leading people Some definitions: Leadership and management What are the traits of leaders and effective leaders? What is the 'best way to lead'? Leadership styles and behaviours Do leaders need different styles for different situations? Developing leadership skills Key debate: Do organisations need heroic or empowering leaders? Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links References 13. The HR contribution The role of line managers in HR Analysis of HR roles and structures Outsourcing HR Key debate: HR shared services what's best for line managers and employees? Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links References 14. Managing people internationally The HRM dimension to international management Different ways of working overseas Key debate: Managing an international workforce, away or at home? Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links References 15. The future of HRM The labour market Competitive pressures Regulation Key debate: Future contractual arrangements Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading References The Skills Package 1. Face-to-face skills in management Why managers need to develop skills in various face-to-face situations Effectiveness in interaction Different types of interaction Fundamental skills in setting the tone Fundamental skills in listening Fundamental skills in questioning Fundamental skills in feedback Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links Exercises 2. The selection interview Varieties of selection interview The purpose of the selection interview Interviewing strategy The selection interview sequence Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links Practical exercise in selection interviewing 3. The appraisal interview Appraisal problems The appraisal interview style The appraisal interview sequence Making appraisal work Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links Exercise 4. Coaching The scope and potential of coaching The career anchor The qualities of the coach Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links Exercise 5. The disciplinary interview The nature of disciplinary interviewing The discipline sequence Summary propositions General discussion topics Further reading Web links Glossary Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780273713067
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 464
  • ID: 9780273713067
  • weight: 760
  • ISBN10: 027371306X

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