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Human Resource Management at Work

Combine the latest academic research with practical approaches to human resource management (HRM) with this definitive textbook.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781843983712
Edition: 6
Format: 246x189
544 pages

About the book

A leading textbook in its field, Human Resource Management at Work provides a clear introduction to the multiple meanings of HRM (human resource management) and the relationship between strategy and HRM. Covering international and comparative HRM as well as HRM and performance, it is filled with case studies and activities to bring the subject to life while summarizing the major forces shaping HRM and looking at the principal theoretical frameworks.

Ideal for business and HR students taking a critical look at HRM theory and practice, this fully updated 6th edition of Human Resource Management at Work combines the latest research with real-world examples. Linking theory with practice, it encourages a critical awareness of HRM through case studies, real-world examples and activities. Now with a closer analysis of the forces shaping HRM at work and the growth of insecure work, it also features new case studies, an updated literature review and a stronger emphasis on international and comparative HRM. Knowledge intensive firms, employee engagement and talent management are discussed in detail as well, as is the role of bodies such as 'Engage for Success' in promoting new methods of working. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides.

About the authors

Mick Marchington

Mick Marchington is emeritus professor of Human Resource Management at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK. He is a Chartered Companion of the CIPD and is its Chief Moderator StandardsMick Marchington has over thirty years' experience in the field, having held academic positions at the Universities of Aston, Central Lancashire and UMIST. He has published around 20 titles, 50 chapters and nearly 100 referred papers on HRM, being best known for his work on employee involvement, and managing employment across organizational boundaries.

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Adrian Wilkinson

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

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Rory Donnelly

Rory Donnelly is a reader in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at Birmingham Business School, UK. He is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

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Anastasia Kynighou

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

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This outstanding book is essential reading for anybody interested in people management issues in the workplace. It covers the full range of HRM topics in a comprehensive and authoritative manner, yet remains accessible and user-friendly – the definitive HRM textbook.

Dennis Nickson, Professor of Service Work and Employment, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, UK