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Human Resource Practice

Gain the essential knowledge and develop the practical skills needed for a successful career in HR.
EAN: 9781789665765
Edition: 8
Format: 246x189
336 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. It covers all the core areas of HR including recruitment and selection, performance management, reward and learning and development (L&D) as well as providing 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 discussion of job design, people analytics and employee mental and is fully aligned to the new CIPD foundation syllabus. Reflective practice questions, 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. Most importantly, this book contains a dedicated chapter on personal effectiveness to ensure that students develop all the skills they need for a successful career in HR such as presentation and communication skills, empathy, resilience and guidance on how to handle difficult conversations. 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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