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Human Resource Management

Second Edition

Edited by Sarah Gilmore and Steve Williams

December 2012

ISBN: 9780199605484

432 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

In Stock

Price: £59.99

This book provides a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to human resource management which is academically rigorous and appropriate for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in business studies and related areas. Adopting lecturers receive a copy of a DVD featuring video interviews with practitioners.

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This book provides a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to human resource management which is academically rigorous and appropriate for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in business studies and related areas. Adopting lecturers receive a copy of a DVD featuring video interviews with practitioners.

  • 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.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Sarah Gilmore, Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Portsmouth Business School, and Steve Williams, Reader in Employment Relations at the University of Portsmouth Business School

Table of Contents

    Part One: The nature of human resource management
    1:Introducing Human Resource Management, Sarah Gilmore
    2:The Strategic Dimensions of Human Resource Management, Sarah Gilmore
    Part Two: The external and internal contexts of human resource management
    3:The Business Environment of Human Resource Management, Rob Thomas
    4:Human Resource Management in an Organizational Context, David Preece
    Part Three: The essence of human resource management
    5:Recruiting and selecting staff in organizations, Sarah Gilmore
    6:Developing human resources, Sarah Gilmore
    7:Rewarding people at work, Stephen Pilbeam
    8:Utilizing human resources in organizations, Sarah Gilmore and Steve Williams
    9:Redundancy and human resource management, Steve Williams
    Part Four: Challenges and controversies in human resource management
    10:Equality, diversity, and dignity at work, Charlotte Rayner and Sally Rumbles
    11:Managing performance and absence, David Hall
    12:Employment relations, Steve Williams and Iona Byford
    13:Managing grievances, discipline, and workplace conflict, Steve Williams and Sally Rumbles
    Part Five: Human resource management in broader perspective
    14:Ethics and human resource management, Richard Christy and Gill Christy
    15:International human resource management, Steve Williams, Liza Howe-Walsh, and Peter Scott
    16:Conclusions, Sarah Gilmore

Additional Resources

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