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Human Resource Management at Work

The Definitive Guide

Providing all the research, models and theory needed for an HR masters degree and the examples and context necessary to excel as an HR professional.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781789664867
Edition: 7
Published:
Format: 246x190
568 pages

About the book

A leading textbook in its field, Human Resource Management at Work is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of HRM. Aligned to the CIPD Level 7 qualification yet also relevant on non-CIPD accredited HR masters courses, this book covers everything students need to excel in their academic studies and will ensure that they can hit the ground running in a practitioner role after university.

Divided into four key parts, the first part of the book covers HRM strategy and the global context, the forces shaping HRM at work and international and comparative HRM. Part Two discusses the role of HR professionals and line managers in the workplace, and how the responsibilities for delivering effective HR vary in a changing world of work, Part Three has expert coverage of the key areas of HR including resourcing and talent management, learning and development (L&D), reward and employment relations. The final part examines the impact that HRM can have on business performance and also outlines the key knowledge and skills required to carry out a business research project. Fully updated through, this seventh edition now has new coverage of diversity and inclusion (D&I), workplace analytics, ethics, wellbeing and precarious work as well as additional coverage of the alignment of HRM with organisational strategy and the integration of different components of HRM.

Human Resource Management at Work includes new global case studies, reflective practice activities to encourage critical thinking, exercises to help the consolidation of learning and 'explore further' boxes to encourage wider reading. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides.

About the authors

Mick Marchington was emeritus professor of Human Resource Management at University of Manchester, UK and a Chartered Companion of the CIPD.

Adrian Wilkinson is a professor and the director of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing at Griffith University, Australia and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

Rory Donnelly is Professor of HRM at the University of Liverpool, UK and a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

Anastasia Kynighou is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and a Chartered Member of the CIPD.


It's easy to see why Human Resource Management at Work is a such a popular resource. This edition elevates the text to a new level with material on topics such as workforce analytics and the impact of global shocks on HRM.

Amanda Thompson, Head of Personalisation and Experiential Learning, Nottingham Trent University