We use cookies to improve your experience. By using our site you are accepting our cookie policy. 
Read our privacy policy to learn more.

Introduction to Human Resource Management

Introduction to Human Resource Management

A Guide to HR in Practice

Charles Leatherbarrow, Janet Fletcher

From £39.99

Bridge the gap between theory and practice with this textbook for foundation students and undergraduates that provides a clear overview of HRM.

Buy product
Buy now

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 practitioner, 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 3rd edition has been revised and expanded to include the rise of social media and e-recruitment, the ideas of employer branding, onboarding and socialization for attracting and retaining staff, new methods for delivering learning and development events and updates on legislation. Online supporting resources include an instructor's manual and lecture slides.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: Organisations;
    • Chapter - 02: Aspects of Organisational Culture;
    • Chapter - 03: Human Resource Management (HRM);
    • Chapter - 04: The Role of the HR Practitioner;
    • Chapter - 05: Human Resource Planning;
    • Chapter - 06: Recruitment;
    • Chapter - 07: Selection;
    • Chapter - 08: Induction and Retention;
    • Chapter - 09: Learning and Development - Key Concepts;
    • Chapter - 10: Learning and Development - The Practical Aspects;
    • Chapter - 11: Employee Motivation and Performance;
    • Chapter - 12: Employee Reward;
    • Chapter - 13: The Employment Relationship;
    • Chapter - 14: Health, Safety, Well-Being and Work-Life Balance;
    • Chapter - 15: Diversity and Equality;
    • Chapter - 16: Understanding Employment Law;
    • Chapter - 17: Ending the Employment Relationship;
    • Chapter - 18: Change Management;
    • Chapter - 19: Handling and Managing Information


Holistic, integrated coverage of CIPD standards, particularly for those who want to delve deeper into the wider concepts having an impact on the contemporary HR function. Varied case studies, activities and clearly defined concepts are great for the independent learner.
Andrea Young, learning and development consultant


Your login details

Would you like to opt in for our eNewsletters? Please indicate your preference below

For information on how we use your data read our privacy policy.

Book Details

  • Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
  • EAN: 9781843983590
  • Edition: 3
  • Published: 22nd September 2014
  • Paperback
  • Format: 245x190
  • 672 pages

About the Author

Charles Leatherbarrow, Chartered FCIPD, is a senior lecturer in HRM at the University of Wolverhampton.

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

Charles Leatherbarrow

Janet Fletcher

Other titles by these authors