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Human Resource Management: A Very Short Introduction

Adrian Wilkinson

24 March 2022

ISBN: 9780198714736

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Adrian Wilkinson reviews the historical development of human resource management, showing how the changes in political, legal, and macroeconomic spheres have shaped how human resources are managed. Considering HRM in a global world, he considers how it is adapting to a very different work landscape.

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Adrian Wilkinson reviews the historical development of human resource management, showing how the changes in political, legal, and macroeconomic spheres have shaped how human resources are managed. Considering HRM in a global world, he considers how it is adapting to a very different work landscape.

  • Considers the ways human resource management functions in our global world, and how it copes with issues such as competition, regulation, cultural differences, and remote working
  • Uses cases and examples to analyse the development of human resource management
  • Shows how the changes in political, legal, social, and macroeconomic spheres have shaped how human resources are managed
  • Describes how the key players and watershed moments in labour history led to the state of human resource management today
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Adrian Wilkinson, Professor of Employment Relations, Griffith University

Adrian Wilkinson is Professor and Director of the Centre for Work, Organisation, and Wellbeing at Griffith University, Australia. He holds Visiting Professorships at Loughborough University, and is an Academic Fellow at the Centre for International Human Resource Management at the Judge Institute, University of Cambridge. He has been shortlisted by HR magazine for the award of HR (Most Influential International Thinker). Adrian has authored/edited thirty books, including Contemporary Human Resource Management (2016), the Handbook of Research on Employee Voice (2014), and The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations (OUP, 2014). He was elected as an Academician (Fellow) of the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK, as well as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Table of Contents

    1:What is Human Resource Management and why does it matter?
    2:HRM : strategy and performance
    3:Who does HRM and how?
    4:Managing performance and rewards
    5:Having a say at work
    6:Saying goodbye? Downsizing - are Human Resources assets or liabilities?
    7:Conclusion
    References
    Further Reading
    Index

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