Human Resource Management, 6th edition: Theory and Practice

Human Resource Management, 6th edition: Theory and Practice

by John Bratton, Jeff Gold

Paperback(6th ed. 2017)

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The latest offering of the popular textbook from respected author team of John Bratton and Jeff Gold. Authoritatively and expertly written, the sixth edition builds on the enduring strengths of this well-established book, with important updates and revisions to bring it in line with the ever-changing business world.

While exploring the practical implementation of human resource management, the book also exposes and confronts the debates and tensions inherent in the employment relationship, encouraging the reader to reflect critically on the realities of contemporary HRM. The myriad of different theories underpinning human resource management are discussed as well as their impact on organizations, managers and workers.

The new edition will continue to be a core textbook for HRM modules on undergraduate business and management degree courses, and may also be used on some postgraduate and MBA courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137572592
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 04/21/2017
Edition description: 6th ed. 2017
Pages: 688
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.24(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Bratton is Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
Jeff Gold is Professor of Organization Learning at Leeds Beckett University, UK

Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ARENA.- 1. The nature of contemporary HRM.- 2. Corporate strategy and strategic HRM.- 3. HRM outcomes and line management.- PART TWO: EMPLOYEE RESOURCING.- 4. Workforce planning and diversity.- 5. Recruitment and selection.- PART THREE: EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT.- 6. Performance management and appraisal.- 7. Learning and human resource development.- PART FOUR: THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP.- 8. Rewards and inequality.- 9. Labour relations and collective bargaining.- 10. Employee relations and voice.- PART FIVE: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES: HRM IN A GLOBAL WORLD.- 11. HRM and ethics.- 12. Employee health, safety and wellness.- 13. HRM and high performance workplaces.- 14. Leadership and management development.- 15. HRM and organizational culture.- 16. Green HRM and environmental sustainability.- 17. International HRM and global capitalism.

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Bratton and Gold provide an outstanding introduction to current debates in HRM. The book follows a logical structure, takes a critical approach and enriches this with ample relevant and international examples from industry. A great resource for those who want to study HRM from a critical and international perspective. – Dr Daniel Wintersberger, University of Birmingham, UK

This is the textbook that I have been wishing for! Bratton and Gold have created an outstanding book in their thorough, insightful and contemporary analysis of human resource management that incorporates theory, evidence and practice. The scope of the text is impressively wide and the depth of its content is excellent. – Associate Professor Angela Knox, University of Sydney, Australia

This new edition incorporates a truly up-to-date and international perspective in discussing contemporary HRM ideas and trends. The language is professional but “normal” enough for students and practitioners from any place to understand. It is a great book to recommend. – Dr Kuok Kei Law, Open University of Hong Kong, China

This book is a refreshing read for those interested in HRM. The authors manage to cover the broad spectrum of HR issues, and make it reader-friendly by integrating interesting contemporary cases. – Dr Steven Kilroy, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Bratton and Gold’s text is comprehensive in its coverage of HRM themes but does not sacrifice depth of analysis. More importantly it is a textbook that subjects the HR process to proper critical evaluation in a lucid and engaging fashion. One of the best available HRM textbooks! – Dr Pete Thomas, Lancaster University, UK

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