Human Resource Management is a comprehensive textbook. It provides an in-depth exposition of the three key components of HRM from an Indian perspective: acquiring human resources, developing HR competencies, and employer-employee relations. Among the important topics covered are: HR andemployee planning, job analysis and design, recruitment and placement procedures, training and development, management development, the need and importance of performance appraisal, compensation packages, incentive plans and fringe benefits, industrial relations, collective bargaining, and employeesafety and health. Also discussed are the role of the knowledge worker, the role of the HR manager and the HR department, the impact of globalization on HR practices, career management and development, and HR accounting and audit practices. Users would find this book highly useful for itsapplication-oriented approach to HRM, explained through illustrative examples, relevant case studies and caselets, tables, and illustrations.