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Introducing Human Resource Management / Edition 3

Introducing Human Resource Management / Edition 3

by Margaret Foot, Caroline Hook


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Introducing Human Resource Management / Edition 3

"An excellent introduction to the subject - I have not found a comparable

text at this level."

Ron Fisher, Manchester Metropolitan University

"Up to date and pitched at exactly the right level ... clear, interesting, well structured and easy to follow."

Norma D'Annunzio-Green, Napier University



Introducing Human Resource Management presents all the core HRM topics in a clear and lively style, exploring the latest developments in areas such as employment law and strategic HR as well as current applications of HR practice in the workplace.

Including a wide range of activities, exercises, case studies and real life examples, this book really involves the reader, helping you gain a good understanding of the theory and of how it applies in practice.

This edition includes:

  • A thorough update on equality legislation,
  • A new ¿What next?¿ feature to point you in the right direction if you want to deepen your knowledge of a topic,
  • ¿Did you know¿ and ¿Pause for thought¿ boxes to get you thinking,
  • Review and self-check questions (with answers) to test your understanding,
  • A wealth of extra activities, quizzes and multiple choice tests online to help you to check your knowledge and revise


This book is ideal for a first course in human resource or personnel management at undergraduate or professional level, including courses that lead to a CIPD qualification. 

Margaret Foot and Caroline Hook have extensive work experience in the field of HRM. They are both Senior Lecturers in Human Resource Managementat Huddersfield University Business School and are founding members of the CIPD Huddersfield Geographical Group.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780273651437
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 06/28/2002
Series: Modular Texts in Business and Economics Series
Edition description: 3RD ILLUS
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing HRM
  2. Human Resource Strategy and Planning
  3. Recruitment
  4. Selection: shortlisting and interviews
  5. Selection: supplementing the interview
  6. The Employment Relationship
  7. Introduction to the Learning Process
  8. Learning and Development Programmes
  9. Performance Appraisal and Performance Management
  10. Payment Systems
  11. Managing Employee Welfare
  12. Health and Safety
  13. Partnership, Employee Involvement and High Performance Working
  14. Discipline and Grievance
  15. Dismissal, Redundancy and Outplacement


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