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About the book
Human Resource Management: People and Organisations provides thorough coverage of key HR topics and their context to enable students to excel in their academic studies and begin a successful career as a people professional.
Now fully updated for a third edition, Human Resource Management: People and Organisations covers everything from essential UK employment law and managing the employment relationship through to resourcing and workforce planning, employee engagement and reward management. There is also expert discussion on organisation design and development as well as advice on how to improve organisational performance. This edition now includes brand new chapters on people management in an international context, wellbeing at work and equity, diversity and inclusion
This book is fully supported by a range of pedagogical features including learning outcomes to summarise the content that will be covered in each chapter and track progress, reflective activities to consolidate learning and further reading suggestions to aid wider engagement with areas of particular interest. Case studies throughout also help students understand how the theory applies in practice. It is ideal reading for anyone studying the CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management as well as those in the early stages of their career in HR.. Online resources include PowerPoint slides, a lecturer guide and annotated web links.
About the authors
Stephen Taylor, Chartered CCIPD, is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Exeter Business School, UK and also a Chief Examiner for the CIPD. Based in Devon, UK, he previously taught at Manchester Business School and Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and has worked in a variety of management roles in the hotel industry and in the NHS.
Professor Carol Woodhams is Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of the Department of People and Organisations at the University of Surrey, UK. She has held various positions within the CIPD including National Examiner for Designing and Delivering Training and Editor of the flexible learning materials at Intermediate and Advanced levels and is based in Surrey, UK. She was named by HR Magazine as the most influential HR thinker in 2023.
- This textbook offers comprehensive coverage of the contemporary employment relationship which will support those studying human resource management to develop insight and understanding of important workplace matters.
- Professor Carol Atkinson | Director of Research – Faculty of Business and Law| Manchester Metropolitan University