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Human Resource Management

ISBN-10: 0199539375

ISBN-13: 9780199539376

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sarah Gilmore, Steve Williams

List price: $85.00
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This textbook provides an introduction to the main human resource management issues which are relevant to contemporary business organizations. Using HRM in practice as its starting point, the text demonstrates, though the use of up to date case studies and examples, the realities of HR within organizations. With a strong emphasis placed on linking theory and practice, the reader is then introduced to and encouraged to analyse and critically evaluate HR theory. To help provide a full understanding of the key concepts of HRM, and provide a critical edge to the text, six themes are explored and linked to the content of each chapter. These themes are flexibility, commitment, culture, performance, power and control, and strategy.A wide range of textbook features have been developed. These include activities, section summaries, 'window on work' example boxes, and 'practitioner perspectives', to provide a deeper level of understanding, and encourage analytical and critical thinking. Extensive use is made of a wide variety of case examples including small and large enterprises; voluntary and not-for-profit sectors; the hospitality industry; retailing; manufacturing; finance; and the arts. Examples of HR practice are drawnfrom organizations including Google, B&Q, Lidl, Saatchi and Saatchi, Tesco, Deloitte Touche, Ryanair, Sandals Resorts, YouTube, Matshushita Electric Company, and the NHS. To support students using this textbook, an online resource centre provides additional materials including web links, research and policy updates, and multiple choice testing sessions to help with assignment and exam preparation. For lecturers, a range of teaching materials have been developed, including video clips for use in lectures and seminars. Online Resource CentreFor students:Research and policy updates - posted annually to coincide with the start of each new academic yearWeb linksMultiple choice questionsFor lecturers:Guide to assignment and discussion questionsSeminar activitiesAdditional case studiesTest bankPowerPoint slidesVideo clips; (up to 10 minutes in length) covering topics such as ethics and work life balance, recruitment and selection, international HRM and globalization, reward and performance, health, safety and absence, HR development and ER and redundancy.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Human Resource Management in Context
Introducing Human Resource Management
The Strategic Dimensions of Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management in a Business Context
Human Resource Management in an Organizational Context
Human Resource Management in Practice
Recruiting and Selecting Staff in Organizations
Developing Human Resources and Managing Knowledge in Organizations
Managing Performance in Organizations
Rewarding People at Work
Health, Safety and Employee Well-Being: Towards Organizational Wellness
Employment Relations in Organizations
Equality, Diversity and Dignity at Work
Managing Grievances, Discipline, and Absence in Practice
Redundancy and Downsizing in Organizations: Policy and Practice
Key Issues in Contemporary Human Resource Management
Ethics and Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management
Conclusion: Understanding and Evaluating Contemporary Human Resource Management in Practice