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Introduction to Human Resource Management
A Guide to HR in Practice
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About the book
Introduction to Human Resource Management is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject of HRM.
Drawing on the authors' experiences in both the public and private sectors and underpinned by academic theory, this textbook follows the logical sequence of the employment cycle and shows how human resource management plays out in practice. It covers organizational culture, the role of the HR professional, HR planning, recruitment and selection, talent management, L&D, motivation and performance, health and safety, diversity and equality, employment law, change management and handling and managing information.
With a range of pedagogical features, including contemporary case studies and review questions, Introduction to Human Resource Management maps to the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice and is also ideal for foundation and undergraduate students encountering HRM for the first time. This fully updated 4th edition has been revised and expanded to include coverage of zero-hours contracts and the gig economy, social media and e-recruitment and the UK apprenticeship levy. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and students' resources including multiple choice questions, additional case studies and reflective questions for self-study.
About the authors
Charles Leatherbarrow is now retired. His career led him into managing the HR and Training functions within the oil and gas exploration sector in locations around the world. His later life was in academia, lecturing, researching and writing about human resource management.
Janet Fletcher, Chartered FCIPD, is a senior lecturer in HRM at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
- This book does a brilliant job in introducing HRM to entry level students. It is pitched at the right level where it helps the reader in understanding the underlying principles and foundations of the many aspects of modern HRM practice. It also balances that by presenting students with up-to-date examples and case studies which deepen their learning and application of the concepts. There is a nice mixture of activities, theory, questions and case studies to provide a multi-layered learning and teaching platform.
- Sterling Rauseo, Lecturer in Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour, Business School, University of Greenwich