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Human Resource Management

Second Edition

Edited by Sarah Gilmore and Steve Williams

Publication Date - April 2013

ISBN: 9780199605484

418 pages
10.4 x 7.7 inches

A concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to human resource management


Written by a team of experts who have extensive experience of teaching, researching, and consultancy activity, Human Resource Management, Second Edition, is an essential companion when it comes to helping students develop their understanding of human resource management topics.

In addition to covering the core issues relating to human resource management, such as recruitment and selection, training and development, and reward, the book also discusses emerging issues like talent management and the effective management of staff on international assignments.

Pedagogical features include boxed skills exercises and learning activities, section summaries, suggestions for further reading, assignment and discussion questions, and a guide to key concepts.

This new edition features a new chapter entitled "Utilizing Human Resources," which covers areas such as flexibility, talent management, and health and safety.

Adopting instructors receive a copy of a DVD featuring video interviews with practitioners, filmed specially for the textbook.

The textbook is also supported by a fully integrated Companion Website:

For students:

- Interactive glossary of terms
- Multiple-choice questions
- Web links
- Online video links connecting relevant human resource management 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

Previous Publication Date(s)

February 2009

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

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