The expert authors of this leading text present a thorough introduction to HRM by exploring a variety of perspectives, styles and arguments. It takes a rigorous, critical approach that makes contemporary developments in Human Resource Management accessible to students.
They explore the most pressing and topical themes and debates of today - the effects of HRM on organisational performance, management and leadership development, performance management and employee reward - whilst covering in depth the theory and practice of the operational aspects of HRM. The final part of the text compares trends in HRM around the world, with a particular focus on India and China, as well as the influence of multinational corporations.
Human Resource Management is written for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students, as well as those studying for the CIPD qualifications.
New To This Edition
* Extended explorations of relevant contemporary issues such as the effects of HRM on organisational performance, the impact of HRM on HR professionals, and work.
* Brand-new chapters on Talent Management, Performance Management and Employee Reward.
* Substantially recast chapters on Management Development, and on the decline of collective bargaining and the emergence of a much more fragmented pattern of employment regulation in the UK.
Features and Benefits
* Critical, challenging and accessible content
* Expert authorship
* Rigorous and up-to-date research
* Highly praised design and pedagogy
Table of Contents
Plan of the book
How to use this book
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ITS ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT
Introduction to Part 1
An introduction to human resource management
Julie Beardwell and Ian Clark
Strategic human resource management
Contextualising HRM: developing critical thinking
Part 1 Case study:
How well are we doing at work?
RESOURCING THE ORGANISATION
Introduction to Part 2
Human resource management and the labour market
Tim Claydon and Amanda Thompson
Managing equality and diversity
Part 2 Case study:
DEVELOPING THE HUMAN RESOURCE
Introduction to Part 3
Learning and development
Human resource development: the organisational and national framework
Management and leadership development
Part 3 Case study:
Transforming Anglian Water
THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP
Introduction to Part 4
The employment relationship and employee rights at work
Ian Clark and Alan J Ryan
Establishing the terms and conditions of employment: changing forms of voice and influence
Susan Marlow, Bob Carter and Trevor Colling
Amanda Thompson and Alan J. Ryan
Employee participation and involvement
Peter Butler and Linda Glover
Part 4 Case study:
Malone Superbuy Ltd
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Introduction to Part 5
Trends and prospects in HRM systems: a comparative perspective
Ian Clark and Tim Claydon
Human resource management in China and India
Linda Glover and Anita Hammer
Phil Almond and Olga Tregaskis
Part 5 Case study:
Global and local: the case of the inoperable HRM strategy
Glossary of terms and abbreviations
About the Authors
The 6th edition of Human Resource Management is edited by Julie Beardwell, Associate Dean and Head of HRM at Leeds Business School, and Tim Claydon, Head of HRM at De Montfort University, Leicester.