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Introduction to Human Resource Management

A Guide to HR in Practice

Gain a thorough understanding of the key concepts of HRM with this introductory textbook, which gives a comprehensive background for those without practical industry experience.

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Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9780749483685
Edition: 4
Published:
Paperback
Format: 245x190
568 pages

About the book

Introduction to Human Resource Management is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the subject of HRM. Drawing on the authors' experiences in both the public and private sectors and underpinned by academic theory, this textbook follows the logical sequence of the employment cycle and shows how human resource management plays out in practice. It covers organizational culture, the role of the HR professional, HR planning, recruitment and selection, talent management, L&D, motivation and performance, health and safety, diversity and equality, employment law, change management and handling and managing information.

With a range of pedagogical features, including contemporary case studies and review questions, Introduction to Human Resource Management maps to the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice and is also ideal for foundation and undergraduate students encountering HRM for the first time. This fully updated 4th edition has been revised and expanded to include coverage of zero-hours contracts and the gig economy, social media and e-recruitment and the UK apprenticeship levy. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides and students' resources including multiple choice questions, additional case studies and reflective questions for self-study.

About the authors

Charles Leatherbarrow

Charles Leatherbarrow is now retired. His career led him into managing the HR and Training functions within the oil and gas exploration sector in locations around the world. His later life was in academia, lecturing, researching and writing about human resource management.

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Janet Fletcher

Janet Fletcher, Chartered FCIPD, is a senior lecturer in HRM at the University of Wolverhampton.

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This text outlines key HR themes through a series of readable chapters, engaging activities and really useful case study examples. I love that the topics draw on academic, practical and professional spheres on the HR world and that there is a focus on how themes link with each other to provide a fuller picture. This produces a book which not only provides a great basic underpinning knowledge but extends learning with self-directed study ideas and review activities.

Dr Frances McGregor, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Huddersfield Business School