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Palgrave Macmillan

Human Resource Management

Theory and Practice

Edition 5th edition
ISBN 9780230580565
Publication Date July 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Fully up-to-date revised edition with new exciting real-world features including video interviews with HR managers.

In the words of video interviewees for Human Resource Management fifth edition:

'The HR strategy absolutely underpins the business strategy' - Lesley White, HR Director UK and Ireland, Huawei Technologies

'Organisations provide a differential through their people' - Keith Hanlon-Smith, Employee Relations Director, Norland Managed Services

This new edition of Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice combines comprehensive text and web material to help you understand the context of the rapidly changing contemporary workplace and the importance of HRM within it. The authors challenge you to think critically and to apply this to the real world of business. Key features include:

• Two new chapters on Leadership and management development, and Organisational culture and HRM
• HRM and Globalization – sections analysing HRM on an international scale and the challenges of managing people across borders
• A focus on contemporary themes such as sustainability, dignity at work, diversity and emotion
• HRM as I see it – online video interviews with HR managers at organisations such as Sky, Bupa and Unite the Union, with accompanying questions in the textbook
• HRM in Practice sections and Case Studies – demonstrate HRM at work in the real world and encourage you to be analytical about practical issues
• Online multi-choice questions and skills development guide - aid your understanding and help you get to grips with writing reports and giving presentations.
 
Visit www.palgrave.com/business/bratton5 for comprehensive supporting materials for lecturers and students, including all-new video interviews with HR professionals.

John Bratton Professor of Sociology at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada, and Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

Jeff Gold Professor of Organization Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.

PART I: THE ARENA OF CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
The Nature of Contemporary HRM
Corporate Strategy and Strategic HRM
Human Resource Management and Performance
PART II: THE MICRO CONTEXT OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Work and Work Systems
Organizational Culture and HRM
PART III: EMPLOYEE RESOURCING
Workforce Planning and Talent Management
Recruiting and Selecting Employees
PART IV: EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE & REWARD SYSTEMS
Performance Management and Appraisal
Reward Management
PART V: EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT
Learning and Human Resource Development
Leadership and Management Development
PART VI: EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
Employee Relations and Involvement
Health and Safety Management
Industrial Relations
PART VII: THE GLOBAL CONTEXT OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
International Human Resource Management
Recession, Sustainability, Trust: the Crisis of HRM

CHIARA AMATI Lecturer in HRM at Edinburgh Napier University, UK and is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist
CHRIS BALDRY Emeritus Professor of the Stirling Management School at the University of Stirling, UK
NORMA D'ANNUNZIO-GREEN Subject Group Leader (HRM) at Edinburgh Napier University Business School, UK
KAREN DENSKY Lecturer in English as a second language and ESL teacher education at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, Canada
LOIS FARQUHARSON Senior Lecturer in HRM and Faculty Director of Research Degrees at Edinburgh Napier University, UK
HELEN FRANCIS Director of the People Management and Organisational Development Division within the Edinburgh Institute (EI) at Edinburgh Napier University, UK
DAVID MACLENNAN Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, Canada
LESLEY MCLEAN Lecturer in HRM and Programme Leader of the CIPD approved MSc in HRM at Edinburgh Napier University, UK (she is also a member of the CIPD).
ANNE MUNRO Business School Director of Research and Professor of Work and Industrial Relations at Edinburgh Napier University, UK
MARTIN REDDINGTON Associate of the Edinburgh Institute, Edinburgh Napier University, UK and also runs his own consultancy
LORI RILKOFF Human Resources Manager at the City of Kamloops, Canada

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'If you only read one HRM book read this one: it's brimming with clearly explained concepts and contemporary examples and covers everything you need to engage with the debates, either as a student or a practitioner. If only all textbooks were this good!' – Keith Grint, University of Warwick, UK
'This is undoubtedly a very well established and highly regarded HRM text. The new edition brings a freshness and vitality to the study of HRM.' - Ciara Nolan, University of Ulster, UK
'The theoretical insights this new edition offers will raise the intellectual bar for HR studies, and, hopefully, it will prompt some serious thought among practitioners regarding what needs to change.' -Robert Storey, McMaster University, Canada
'The clarity is very good: the authors present complex ideas and models in 'normal' language. This is a very strong point!' - Willem de Nijs, Radboud University, the Netherlands
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