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Human Resource Management in Organisations

Human Resource Management in Organisations

Izabela Mary Robinson


Develop the thorough grounding in the key issues and developments relating to people management within organisations, which will allow you to succeed when applying the theory in practice.

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About the book

Human Resource Management in Organisations provides students with a sound understanding of the theoretical approaches to the management of people, and an appreciation of their application within different types of organisations. With the use of practical, real life case studies this text identifies and discusses key issues and developments relating to the practice of HR throughout the public sector, privatised utilities, Small and Medium Enterprises and the not-for-profit sectors.

Integrating current research with organisational practice, Human Resource Management in Organisations looks at the changing world of work, employee engagement and motivation, attracting and retaining talent, how to be a successful leader, and change management. A broad range of learning tools, including clear chapter-by-chapter objectives, activities that encourage students to reflect on the concepts addressed, and opportunities to recap on key points, allow the reader to proactively engage with the content. This is the definitive textbook to prepare HR students for the realities of people management within the workplace, and will enable them to succeed when applying the theory in practice. For tutors, this textbook also comes with a tutor website that includes new resources, such as PowerPoint presentations.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: The Changing Context of Employment;
    • Chapter - 01: The Changing World of Work;
    • Chapter - 02: Managing Strategic Organisational Change;
    • Chapter - 03: The Link Between People and Organisational Performance;
  • Section - TWO: The Organisational Architecture of High Performance;
    • Chapter - 04: People within Organisations - Identifying, Attracting and Building Ability;
    • Chapter - 05: Resourcing the Organisation;
    • Chapter - 06: Developing Ability;
    • Chapter - 07: Motivating Ability for High Performance;
    • Chapter - 08: Managing and Rewarding Performance at Work;
    • Chapter - 09: Providing the Opportunity for High Performance;
  • Section - THREE: Optimising and Sustaining High Performance;
    • Chapter - 10: Leadership;
    • Chapter - 11: The HR Challenge


For some time we have been looking for a book that integrates current research with organisational practice and this book offers an excellent combination of theory, critique and evidence based research along with application to HR practice throughout. It is thought provoking, contemporary and brings together ideas in an interesting way that will support student learning
Wendy Yellowley and Marilyn Farmer, Senior Lecturers, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, UK


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Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843980667
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 30th May 2006
  • Paperback
  • Format: 246x178
  • 352 pages

About the Author

Izabela Robinson, BA, MA, PhD is a Senior Lecturer at Northampton Business School, The University of Northampton, UK. She teaches on a range of HRM programmes. Her research interests include International HRM and labour relations in post-socialist Poland. She is a Fellow of the CIPD and worked previously as a personnel manager in the printing, publishing and footwear industries.

Izabela Mary Robinson