An Introduction to Human Resource Management is ideal for those studying HRM for the first time. This straightforward and accessible text takes the reader through both practical and theoretical aspects of the subject and is designed to be used concurrently with semester based teaching, The range and nature of HR work is illustrated by a combination of real life case studies and examples of current research that are presented throughout the text to heighten awareness of key issues involved in HR today. 'A comprehensive and wide-ranging text which examines all major aspects of Human Resource Management in a down to earth and pratical way whilst providing the necessary theoretical underpinning.' Richard Underwood, Senior Lecturer, Business School, Wolverhampton University. 'I found it a strong text and enjoyed reading it It is clear, well written and includes the central issues required by such a text.' Dr Louise Preget, Senior Lecturer, Bournemouth University Business School Key words (needed for web search engines and the like) Human Resource Management, HRM, Personnel, Recruitment, Selection, employees, Performance management *Clear, concise and comprehensive * Up- to date with all relevant new legislation. * New case studies * Teachers Resource Material
This exciting new introductory text in human resource management moves beyond a prescriptive approach to provide a holistic overview of the role of HRM in its contemporary context. Acknowledging and reflecting upon key trends in HRM, the labour market and the broader economy, the author offers critical discussion of the theoretical and practical issues surrounding HRM. Includes accessible learning features to help you best explore the material, including: - 'research', 'ethics' and 'international' insight boxes; - chapter summaries and objectives; - self-test questions; - recommended reading; - end of chapter case studies. An accompanying companion website (www.sagepub.co.uk/wilton) provides you with full-text journal articles, extended case studies, weblinks and a glossary. The website also provides an instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides and a multiple-choice test bank for lecturers. This book is essential reading for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students, as well as those studying for their CIPD qualifications. Nick Wilton is Senior Lecturer in HRM at Bristol Business School at the University of the West of England. "Well-researched, well-written, and is clearly signposted and structured for the reader. The learning objectives at the outset of every chapter act as a clear guide for each topic explored. Additional references and further reading are also offered to the student seeking deeper knowledge. Case studies, throughout the book, bring the HRM theories to life and demonstrably link these with practice. Wilton’s book is an extremely useful core text for students of HRM and a welcome addition to HRM resources" - Denise Bagley, Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management, London South Bank University
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.
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
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.
Co-written by an HR lecturer and an HR practitioner, this introductory textbook provides academic and practical insights which convey the reality of human resource management. The range of real life cases and learning features enables students to quickly understand the issues in practice as well as theory, and brings the subject to life.
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.
This book introduces managing people and the role of the human resource management (HRM) function within business. In addition to discussing some of the main HRM activities such as recruitment, job design and managing performance, it also tackles the more fundamental issue for businesses of why people might want to go to work in the first place.
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 practitioner, 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 3rd edition has been revised and expanded to include the rise of social media and e-recruitment, the ideas of employer branding, onboarding and socialization for attracting and retaining staff, new methods for delivering learning and development events and updates on legislation. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides.