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Human Resource Practice

Gain the essential knowledge and develop the practical skills needed for a successful career in HR.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781789665765
Edition: 8
Format: 247x190
416 pages

About the book

Human Resource Practice is a practical and accessible guide for students and anyone looking to gain a thorough understanding of HR and is the definitive text for the CIPD's Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice and covers all the core areas of HR including recruitment and selection, performance management, reward and learning and development (L&D). It also provides students with the broader coverage of the business environment that they need to succeed including topics such as change management, organisational context and the legal background to employment.

This fully updated 8th edition of Human Resource Practice now includes new coverage of the changing nature and demographic of the workforce, the continuing impact of technology and new developments that may be used. There is also coverage of the importance of data and people analytics to HR as well as an enhanced final chapter which includes additional material on working in a team, influencing skills and the importance of empathy, resilience and emotional intelligence. Reflective activities, case studies and explore further boxes throughout encourage students to think critically about the content and understand how it applies in practice in the workplace. Online resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and annotated web links.

About the authors

Fiona Whiting

Fiona Whiting MSc, LLb, Chartered FCIPD is a freelance HR consultant with many years' experience working across the public, voluntary and private sectors. She has held a number of Board level HR Director posts within the NHS and is co-founder and Director of consultancy ThePeopleEffect.

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Malcolm Martin

Malcolm Martin BSc, Chartered FCIPD has been involved in the design and delivery of CIPD programmes since 1993. His experience covers a range of sectors from care, education and manufacturing, to polymers, chemicals and steel, and he has held management positions in industrial relations, project management and human resources.

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This book is my trusted 'go-to' text. Including new topics such as the UK leaving the EU, 'good work' and the gender pay gap, I am confident that this new edition will become the students' main focus for learning about HR and producing written CIPD assignments.

Robert Hill, Course Manager of Management and HR, Eastleigh College