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Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice

Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice

Michael Armstrong, Stephen Taylor


This bestselling textbook covers everything you need to know about HRM, whether you're a student building your knowledge or an HR manager looking for best practice tools to enhance your performance.

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About the book

Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice is the bestselling, definitive text for all HRM students and professionals. Providing a complete resource for understanding and implementing HR in relation to the needs of the business as a whole, it contains in-depth coverage of all the key areas essential to the HR function such as employment law, employee relations, learning and development, performance and reward. Accessible and to the point as ever, this fully updated 14th edition includes emerging theory and practice, embracing the most current thinking on engagement, talent management and leadership development. With updated case studies and references to academic journals, professional magazines and recent research and surveys, it also includes coverage of new approaches to topics such as job evaluation and pay structures.

Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice is aligned with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) professional map and standards, with the sections meeting CIPD learning outcomes now even clearer than before. Comprehensive online support material for instructors, students and HR managers are included. Resources for students and professionals include multiple-choice-questions, flash cards, case studies, further reading and a glossary of HRM terms. The lecturers' manual contains session notes, discussion questions, a literature review and a complete set of PowerPoint slides.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - PART ONE: Leading, managing and developing people fundamentals;
    • Chapter - 1: Leadership;
    • Chapter - 2: Management;
    • Chapter - 3: Learning and development;
  • Section - TWO: Human Resource Management and Learning and Development;
    • Chapter - 4: The essence of human resource management;
    • Chapter - 5: The practice of human resource management;
    • Chapter - 6: The practice of learning and development;
    • Chapter - 7: The contribution of HRM and L&D in different types of organizations;
    • Chapter - 8: The professional and ethical approach to HRM and L&D;
    • Chapter - 9: Motivation;
    • Chapter - 10: Commitment;
    • Chapter - 11: Employee engagement;
    • Chapter - 12: Change management;
    • Chapter - 13: Flexible working;
    • Chapter - 14: Managing diversity and inclusion;
    • Chapter - 15: Leadership skills;
    • Chapter - 16: Management skills;
    • Chapter - 17: People management skills;
    • Chapter - 18: Learning and development skills;
    • Chapter - 19: Managing interpersonal relationships at work;
    • Chapter - 20: Managing oneself;
    • Chapter - 21: Problem solving and decision making;
    • Chapter - 22: Analytical, critical and consultancy skills;
    • Chapter - 23: Information handling skills;
    • Chapter - 24: Business and financial skills;
    • Chapter - 25: Post graduate study skills


The gold standard when it comes to HRM texts
Connie Nolan, Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University (about a previous edition)

Topical, comprehensive, well-informed and student-friendly
Dr Izabela Robinson, Senior Lecturer Human Resource Management, Northampton Business School (about a previous edition)

Armstrong's approach to HRM is sufficiently academic but tempered with good practice and common sense.
Dr Janet Astley, Senior Lecturer, York St John Business School (about a previous edition)

This is the most comprehensive account of modern HR practice and theory. It is a must have for all HR professionals and students of business and HR....An excellent reference.
Amazon reviewer (about the previous edition)

This is a 'tour de force' of the whole HR area - excellent reference!
Amazon reviewer (about the previous edition)

[The] HR Bible
Amazon reviewer (about the previous edition)

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749474119
  • Edition: 14
  • Published: 3rd February 2017
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 246x189
  • 704 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 is the author of several bestselling HR books, also published by Kogan Page.

Stephen Taylor is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Exeter Business School and a chief examiner for the CIPD. Before his academic career he worked in a variety of management roles in the hotel industry and in the NHS.

Michael Armstrong

Stephen Taylor