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Human Resource Practice

Human Resource Practice

Malcolm Martin, Fiona Whiting

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Develop the practical skills and in-depth knowledge required by professionals for a successful career in HR.

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About the book

Human Resource Practice provides 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. International case studies, examples and activities enable the reader to engage with the key areas of practical HR management, including the legal background to employment, learning and development, change in organizations and employee relations.

This fully updated 7th edition of Human Resource Practice explores the application of models within the practice of HR, including the Ulrich model, timely discussion on employee engagement and well-being in the workplace, and further information on the practical elements of HR, including law, recruitment and selection, performance management and reward. From two renowned experts in HR practice, this clear and in-depth text will provide you with all the skills and information that you need for a successful career in HR. Online resources offered are useful and relevant for both students and tutors, including instructor's guides, lecture slides and annotated web links.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Introduction and Overview;
    • Chapter - 02: The Organisational Context;
    • Chapter - 03: The Legal Background to Employment;
    • Chapter - 04: Job Analysis;
    • Chapter - 05: Recruitment and Selection;
    • Chapter - 06: Performance Management;
    • Chapter - 07: Reward;
    • Chapter - 08: Employee Relations;
    • Chapter - 09: Learning and Development;
    • Chapter - 10: Information and Communication Technology in HR;
    • Chapter - 11: Change in Organisations;
    • Chapter - 12: Personal Effectiveness


A good, easily understood introduction to HR with numerous links for anyone wishing to develop a deeper understanding of a particular topic. A valuable resource for students and anyone wishing to gain and understanding of HR.
Keith F. Watson, KFW Associates HR Consultancy and Training Ltd.

This updated text is a must have for all HR professionals and an ideal companion for CIPD students. It covers the key areas of practical HR management and is an invaluable resource.
Chris Bradshaw, CIPD Tutor, Home Learning College.


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Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843984061
  • Edition: 7
  • Published: 15th July 2016
  • Paperback
  • Format: 244x190
  • 328 pages

About the Author

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.

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.

Malcolm Martin

Fiona Whiting