This book provides a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to human resource management which is academically rigorous and appropriate for students taking courses in HRM, business studies and related areas. In addition to covering the core issues relating to human resource management, such as recruitment and selection, training and development, and reward, the book also includes material devoted to new and emerging issues, like talent management and the effective management of staff on international assignments. It features a wide range of pedagogic features designed to enhance your knowledge of human resource management issues, including boxed skills exercises and learning activities, section summaries, suggestions for further reading, assignment and discussion questions, and a guide to key concepts. Written by a team of experts who have extensive experience of teaching, researching, and consultancy activity, the book is an essential companion when it comes to helping you to develop your understanding of human resource management topics.
This new edition features a new chapter entitled 'Utilizing human resources', covering areas such as flexibility, talent management and health and safety. Adopting lecturers receive a copy of a DVD featuring video interviews with practitioners, filmed specially for the textbook. The texbook is also supported by a fully integrated Online Resource Centre: For students: - Interactive glossary of terms - Multiple choice questions - Web links - Online video links connecting relevant HRM content to themes and chapters from the book For registered adopters: - PowerPoint slides - Test bank - Suggested seminar activities - Figures and tables from the book - Guide to assignment and discussion questions - Guide to practitioner interviews - Exercises to accompany DVD material
PART ONE: THE NATURE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; PART TWO: THE EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL CONTEXTS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; PART THREE: THE ESSENCE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; PART FOUR: CHALLENGES AND CONTROVERSIES IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; PART FIVE: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN BROADER PERSPECTIVE