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
Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook* when you buy the paperback! (Print paperback version only, ISBN 9781473954199) 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Reflecting the global nature of the workplace with its use of real world examples and case studies, the book goes beyond a prescriptive approach in the practice of strategic HRM, and offers a concise introduction that encourages critical reflection. The NEW fourth edition includes: Discussions on employee engagement, the role and benefits of social media, and the impact of culture and global mobility The latest surveys and research and recent case studies and examples from a cross section industries and global companies, such as Zurich Insurance, Uber, Adobe, Deloitte and Netflix. A FREE interactive eBook giving students digital access to all the content as well as author videos, case studies, web-links, journal articles and quizzes. Lecturers can also access PowerPoint slides, teaching videos, a testbank and an Instructor's Manual.
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.