Human Resource Management

Paperback | January 20, 2013

EditorSarah Gilmore, Steve Williams

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This book provides a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to human resource management which is academically rigorous and appropriate for students taking courses in HRM, business studies and related areas. 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 includes material devoted to new and emerging issues, like talent management and the effective management of staff on international assignments. It features a wide range of pedagogic features designed to enhanceyour knowledge of human resource management issues, including boxed skills exercises and learning activities, section summaries, suggestions for further reading, assignment and discussion questions, and a guide to key concepts. Written by a team of experts who have extensive experience of teaching, researching, and consultancy activity, the book is an essential companion when it comes to helping you to develop your understanding of human resource management topics. This new edition features a new chapter entitled'Utilizing human resources', covering areas such as flexibility, talent management and health and safety. Adopting lecturers receive a copy of a DVD featuring video interviews with practitioners, filmed specially for the textbook.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 bookFor 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

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This book provides a concise, engaging, and accessible introduction to human resource management which is academically rigorous and appropriate for students taking courses in HRM, business studies and related areas. In addition to covering the core issues relating to human resource management,such as recruitment and selection, training...

Sarah Gilmore is Principal Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Portsmouth Business School. Steve Williams is Reader in Employment Relations at the University of Portsmouth Business School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:418 pagesPublished:January 20, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199605483

ISBN - 13:9780199605484

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Part One: The nature of human resource management1. Sarah Gilmore: Introducing Human Resource Management2. Sarah Gilmore: The Strategic Dimensions of Human Resource ManagementPart Two: The external and internal contexts of human resource management3. Rob Thomas: The Business Environment of Human Resource Management4. David Preece: Human Resource Management in an Organizational ContextPart Three: The essence of human resource management5. Sarah Gilmore: Recruiting and selecting staff in organizations6. Sarah Gilmore: Developing human resources7. Stephen Pilbeam: Rewarding people at work8. Sarah Gilmore and Steve Williams: Utilizing human resources in organizations9. Steve Williams: Redundancy and human resource managementPart Four: Challenges and controversies in human resource management10. Charlotte Rayner and Sally Rumbles: Equality, diversity, and dignity at work11. David Hall: Managing performance and absence12. Steve Williams and Iona Byford: Employment relations13. Steve Williams and Sally Rumbles: Managing grievances, discipline, and workplace conflictPart Five: Human resource management in broader perspective14. Richard Christy and Gill Christy: Ethics and human resource management15. Steve Williams, Liza Howe-Walsh, and Peter Scott: International human resource management16. Sarah Gilmore: Conclusions