This major textbook meets the clear need for a substantial but accessible introduction to the practice of human resource management within the context of relevant theory and current debates. In a discussion that ranges from the strategic and policy aspects of HRM to the day-to-day processes of employee management, the author identifies and explores key concepts and skills.
Distinctive features of the book include:
· a focus on issues of direct relevance to all line managers, not just to human resource specialists
· a combination of a knowledge-based approach with a practical introduction to the most important skills
· numerous examples, encapsulating concepts and techniques in clear tables, and a teaching appendix of discussion questions
· a broad international perspective, drawing on case material from Europe, the United States and elsewhere
The author looks at the meaning of strategic human resource management. He considers its relations with organizational change, and its role in international competitiveness. From an HRM standpoint, he addresses such crucial topics as selection and appraisal, rewards and compensation, employee participation and development.
Human Resource Management: Key Concepts and Skills will be essential reading for MBA students, for undergraduates doing HRM as part of a management or business studies course and for practising line managers.