"The style of presentation of the book is unique since a good deal of the information has been presented in a tabular form. The text includes a number of examples drawn from interviews and discussions carried out in organizations which makes it interesting.... The book would be useful to students and practitioners." --Vikalpa Meeting the clear need for a substantial but accessible introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM), this major new textbook addresses the practice of HRM within the context of the key literature, research, and debates of the field. Human Resource Management focuses on what is most relevant and useful to line managers at the policy/strategic and day-to-day level; combines knowledge- and research-based material with an introduction to key skills and techniques; contains numerous discussion question appendices; and draws on international material to consider HRM development in Europe, America, and elsewhere. The first part of the book looks at the origins of HRM and what is meant by "strategic" HRM; HRM and personnel management; competitiveness and international differences in approaches to HRM; and organizational culture, change, and HRM. Succeeding chapters explore the implementation of an HRM approach in such areas as selection, appraisal, career management, and employee participation. The book concludes with a final overview of current key concerns and debates about HRM, and considers some of its likely future developments.
Competitive Strategy and Human Resource Management
Organizational Culture and Change
The Selection Decision
Reward and Compensation Systems
Career Management and Development
Employee Participation, Small Group Activities and Team Working
Squaring the Circle?