Human Resource Management: A Concise Introduction

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Having an understanding of people issues in the workplace is at the heart of human resource management and is relevant not only to future HR managers, but to all employers and employees. Human resource management: a concise introduction is a lively and refreshingly succinct textbook which not only covers all the core areas of the subject, from recruitment to managing rewards, but focuses on helping you develop the practical skills you will need to succeed in your HRM course and into your future career. It does ...

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Overview

Having an understanding of people issues in the workplace is at the heart of human resource management and is relevant not only to future HR managers, but to all employers and employees. Human resource management: a concise introduction is a lively and refreshingly succinct textbook which not only covers all the core areas of the subject, from recruitment to managing rewards, but focuses on helping you develop the practical skills you will need to succeed in your HRM course and into your future career. It does this through:

- a specially-written skills development section, providing guidance on giving presentations, managing your time and persuading and influencing in the workplace
- Spotlight on Skills features which present business scenarios and ask you to diagnose problems and formulate solutions, then watch video interviews with HR professionals from organizations such as Google where they outline how they would approach each situation
- Building Your Skills boxes which encourage you to put yourself in the shoes of a line manager and think about a variety of HRM issues
- a chapter on career development discussing the implications of contemporary career models for individuals and organizations and outlining the role of the HRM function in facilitating career management

This interactive textbook also includes Active Case Studies, HRM in the News boxes and a range of international examples to demonstrate HRM theory at work in the real world of business, and chapters on contemporary topics such as equality, diversity and corporate social responsibility, highlighting how they impact on the HRM function.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This new textbook covers all major areas of HRM in a clear and accessible style and, given the authors' extensive teaching, practitioner and scholarly expertise, it is both engaging and practical. The Spotlight on Skills zone of the comprehensive and dynamic accompanying website features video interviews with over a dozen HR managers which provide invaluable real-life insights from experienced practitioners.' - Maura Sheehan, NUI Galway, Ireland, and University of Brighton, UK

'This book is a real winner. It is suitable for all students who need to have an understanding of HRM in order to complete their studies and maps on to the CIPD professional standards.' - Linda Coles, University of Northampton, UK

'This textbook represents one of the best examples of clarity and conciseness of writing that I have seen. It is also uses a wide range of engaging practical examples to great effect.' – Henrik B. Sørensen, Aarhus University, Denmark

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137009395
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

RONAN CARBERY is Lecturer in HRM at the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He is also associate editor of the European Jourbanal of Training and Development.

CHRISTINE CROSS is Lecturer in OB and HRM in the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Prior to this, she worked in a number of multinational organizations in both management and HRM roles.

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Human Resource Management; Christine Cross and Ronan Carbery
2. Employee Resourcing: The Planning and Recruitment Phase; Marian Crowley-Henry
3. Employee Resourcing: The Selection Phase; Christine Cross
4. Employee Induction, Turbanover and Retention; Colette Darcy
5. Equality in the Workplace; Juliette McMahon
6. Managing Diversity in the Employment Relationship; Claire Armstrong
7. Performance Management; Gerry McMahon
8. Managing Rewards; Maureen Maloney and Alma McCarthy
9. Learning and Development; Thomas N. Garavan
10. Career Development; Ronan Carbery
11. Health, Safety and Employee Wellbeing; Ronan Carbery
12. Managing the Employment Relationship; Michelle O'Sullivan
13. International Human Resource Management; Jonathan Lavelle
14. Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resource Management; Colm McLaughlin

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