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Armstrong's Essential Human Resource Management Practice

Armstrong's Essential Human Resource Management Practice

A Guide to People Management

Michael Armstrong


Gain a thorough understanding of how to effectively manage people with this guide complete with information on reward, resourcing and performance management.

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About the book

Armstrong's Essential Human Resource Management Practice provides a complete overview of the practices and processes fundamental to managing people. The text provides a thorough introduction to the core areas of HR including: people resourcing, performance management, learning and development and rewarding people. It also examines the contribution of HR to organizational aims and objectives and how it is integrated within the business. The book is accompanied by online resources for both lecturers and students and adopts an increased focus on employee engagement, a concept which is becoming increasingly prominent in people management, but which is often presented as a mantra without being properly understood; this is examined in detail with reference to recent research.

Michael Armstrong's original Handbook of Human Resource Management is the classic text for all those studying HR or who are entering the profession for the first time. In this new title Michael Armstrong provides a condensed text which has been rewritten with the non-HR student or professional in mind, describing and evaluating key HRM concepts such as: HRM itself; strategic HRM; the resource-based view; the choice between best practice and best fit; human capital measurement; motivation theory; emotional intelligence; the flexible firm; the learning organization; and financial rewards. Online supporting resources for this book include lecture slides, an instructor's manual, case examples and a literature review.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: Human Resource Management;
    • Chapter - 01: The Practice of Human Resource Management;
    • Chapter - 02: Strategic Human Resource Management;
    • Chapter - 03: HR Policies and Procedures;
    • Chapter - 04: Human Capital Management;
    • Chapter - 05: Knowledge Management;
    • Chapter - 06: Corporate Social Responsibility;
    • Chapter - 07: International HRM;
  • Section - TWO: Organizations and People;
    • Chapter - 08: Organizational Behaviour;
    • Chapter - 09: Employee Engagement;
  • Section - THREE: HRM Practice;
    • Chapter - 10: Competency-based HRM;
    • Chapter - 11: Job and Role Analysis and Design;
    • Chapter - 12: People Resourcing;
    • Chapter - 13: Learning and Development;
    • Chapter - 14: Managing Performance;
    • Chapter - 15: Reward Management;
    • Chapter - 16: Employee Relations;
    • Chapter - 17: Employee Well-being;
  • Section - FOUR: People Management Skills;
    • Chapter - 18: Managing Change;
    • Chapter - 19: Leadership Skills;
    • Chapter - 20: Selection Interviewing Skills;
    • Chapter - 21: Performance Management Skills;
    • Chapter - 22: Learning and Development Skills;
    • Chapter - 23: Managing Conflict;
    • Chapter - 24: Handling People Problems


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749459895
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd June 2010
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 240x170
  • 432 pages

About the Author

Michael Armstrong is a former chief examiner of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), joint managing partner of e-reward and an independent management consultant. He has sold over 500,000 books on Human Resource Management Practice with Kogan Page, including the classic text for all those studying or entering HR, Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice.

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