Human Resource Management

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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.

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Overview


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 drawn from 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 Center

For students:
Research and policy updates--posted annually to coincide with the start of each new academic year
Web links
Multiple choice questions

For lecturers:
Guide to assignment and discussion questions
Seminar activities
Additional case studies
Test bank
PowerPoint slides
Video 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199539376
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/12/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Gilmore is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour at the University of Portsmouth Business School.

Steve Williams is Principal Lecturer in Employment Relations at the University of Portsmouth Business School.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Human Resource Management in Context

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