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Published: 06 December 2012

432 Pages


ISBN: 9780199605484

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Human Resource Management

Second Edition

Edited by Sarah Gilmore and Steve Williams

  • Written by a wide range of subject experts in the field, this text offers an accessible, engaging, and academically rigorous approach, which ensures students have a firm grasp of key themes vital to HRM in contemporary business organizations.
  • Accompanied by a DVD for adopting lecturers, featuring interviews with HRM practitioners from a variety of organizations. The DVD is referenced within the chapters while exercises to accompany the DVD are supplied online, providing a ready-made multi-media teaching package.
  • Offers a critical interpretation where relevant, avoiding the tendency of many texts in this area either to be over-prescriptive or lacking sufficient depth.
  • Coverage includes key areas of contemporary HRM, such as talent management and resolving workplace conflict.
  • Every chapter contains a variety of high quality pedagogical features, including end-of-section summaries, assignment and discussion questions, and practitioner perspectives, designed to help students test and develop their knowledge.
  • A fully integrated Online Resource Centre accompanies the text providing students with additional support and study tools, including video links to relevant external HRM content.

New to this Edition:

  • Case material has been fully revised and updated throughout to reflect the social, political and legal changes in HRM since the previous edition published in 2009.
  • New chapter on Utilizing Human Resources in Organizations, including discussion of talent management.
  • New material on resolving workplace conflict has been added to chapter 13.
  • New international focus boxes and skills exercise boxes have been added to every chapter, to help students contextualise HRM in a global context and consolidate their learning through real-world examples.

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