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Human Resource Management

Uday Kumar Haldar and Juthika Sarkar

Publication Date - 25 July 2013

ISBN: 9780198076681

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Human Resource Management (HRM) is a comprehensive textbook designed for MBA/PGDBM courses. It provides an in-depth coverage to the theoretical and practical aspects of managing human resources. The concepts have been supplemented with numerous industrial examples, exhibits, and illustrations.

The book is divided into four parts. Part I, The Inception, outlines the concept of HRM and provides an understanding of talent management, and competency framework. Part II, HR Systems, covers various HR functions like manpower planning, recruitment, performance management system, development system, multi-source feedback, compensation management, and employee development. Part III, Contemporary issues in HRM, elaborates on the current issues influencing human resources like globalization, technology, HRD Audit, corporate social responsibility, and ethics. HR strategies being used in various sectors like manufacturing, service and knowledge industry have been covered. Following this, Part IV, HRM Research, provides a chapter on contemporary research findings on various issues in HRM. The book concludes with appendices on Stress and Its Management, Organizational Climate and Organizational Role Stress, and Leadership Styles in Organization.

Students will find this book useful due to its comprehensive coverage and approach. It will also serve as a veritable guide for the professionals because of the various examples and case studies.


  • Covers various facets of HR systems including acquiring, retaining, and developing talent.
  • Dedicates a chapter exclusively to the contemporary researches carried out in the field of HRM.
  • Discusses HR strategies in different sectors like manufacturing, service and knowledge industry.
  • Provides biographies of noted academicians and organizational stalwarts at the end of each chapter and appendix to convey their contributions in the arena.

About the Author(s)

Uday Kumar Haldar, Principal, Swami Vivekananda Institute of Management and Computer Science, Kolkata,Juthika Sarkar, HR practioner, Nokia Siemens Network Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata

Dr. Uday Kumar Haldar is presently Principal at Swami Vivekananda Institute of Management and Computer Science, Kolkata. Prior to this, he was Professor at Camellia School of Business Management, Kolkata. He has also been associated with Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management (IISWBM), Kolkata and has served as the Director of the Ordnance Factories Institute of Learning, Ishapore. He is also the author of 'Human Resource Development' (OUP), and 'Leadership and Team Building' (OUP).

Juthika Sarkar is currently an HR practioner at Nokia Siemens Network Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata. She is associated with Indian Society for Training and Development as a part time faculty, and has authored papers / articles in reputed journals and convention proceedings. She has more than 15 years of industry experience.

Table of Contents

    Part I: Inception
    1. Understanding Organization
    2. Changing Business Scenario -- Focus of HRM
    3. Human Resource Management - An overview
    4. Talent Management and Employee Engagement
    5. Competency Framework for Talent Management
    Part II: HR Systems
    6. Manpower Planning and Recruitment
    7. Induction and Placement
    8.Performance Management System
    9. Training and Development
    10. Multi-source Feedback
    11. Potential Appraisal and Career System
    12. Compensation, Reward, Incentive, Wage Systems
    13. Separation and Beyond
    14. Developing Workers and Sub-staff
    Part III: Contemporary Issues in HRM
    15. Managing Change
    16. Knowledge Management
    17. HRD Audit
    18. Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics
    19. Managing Globalization
    20. Technology and HRM
    21. Work-life Balance
    22. Quality Management and HRM: JIT, 5S, Kaizen, Six-sigma
    23. HRM Strategies and Experiences
    24. HRM in Various Sectors - Development Sectors (Education, Health, and Knowledge Industry); HRM in Service Sector: BPO, Hospitality, Retailing
    Part IV: HRM Research
    25. Research Findings on Contemporary Issues in HRM
    Short summary of findings of doctoral researches
    Findings of summer project works and dissertations

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