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Studying Human Resource Management
A Guide to the Study, Context and Practice of HR
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About the book
Studying Human Resource Management is an ideal textbook for anyone studying the CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management.
Fully updated throughout, this book provides thorough coverage of the study of HRM including the people management contribution and business environment as well as discussing the strategy and structure of the HR function. Written by experts in the field with both academic and practitioner experience, Studying Human Resource Management includes invaluable discussion on professional behaviours for people professionals and guidance on how to manage HR data and information and most importantly, how to use it to make evidence-based decisions. There is also now a brand new chapter on shaping people practice to benefit your organisation.
Each chapter includes key learning outcomes to summarise the content that will be covered and to help students track their progress, reflective activities to consolidate learning and further reading suggestions to support wider engagement with areas of particular interest. This book also includes case studies to help students understand how the theory applies in practice. Online resources include 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 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 is one of the most engaging and student-friendly books in the area of HRM. A variety of up-to-date learning activities and practical insights combined with the use of evidence-based research are core to the development of future HR professionals.
- Dr. Anastasia Kulichyova,, Lecturer in HRM,, Manchester Metropolitan University