Fundamentals of Human Resource Management provides a succinct yet comprehensive overview of the key issues shaping HRM today. The book explores the complex relationships between HRM and a range of organizational functions and encompasses the business, public and voluntary sectors. Using a wealth of real world examples, the text analyses HRM from a number of illuminating practical and theoretical perspectives.
The book is arranged around four essential perspectives: environmental, organizational, strategic and operational. The text offers extensive coverage of contemporary HRM topics including ethics and diversity, knowledge management, and talent management. Highly topical coverage of how HRM has been affected by the global financial crisis and of how HRM is practiced in the world's developing economies is incorporated throughout. This book emphasises the operational realities of HRM within the wider business context, demonstrating the practical application of key HRM concepts.
Alan Price is Managing Director of HRM Guide (an online company which provides a network of websites offering HRM resources) and was formerly Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Thames Valley University. Alan Price's longer text - Human Resource Management 4e - is also available from Cengage Learning.
1 Introducing human resource management 2 HRM and the job market 3 International HRM 4 Strategic HRM 5 Promoting diversity 6 Recruitment 7 Employee selection 8 Performance management 9 Human resource development 10 Reward management 11 Flexibility, work-life balance and wellness 12 Managing conflict