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Work and Employment in a Changing Business Environment

Use this brand new CIPD textbook to understand the theory and practice of the developments that have changed the world of work including technology, sustainability and globalization.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781398600201
Edition: 1
Published:
Format: 246x189
416 pages

About the book

Work and Employment in a Changing Business Environment is the definitive textbook for the new CIPD Advanced Level 7 module. It provides students with an understanding of the major contemporary trends in the HR business environment and discussion of significant areas of HR and Learning and Development (L&D) activity that derive from or are given additional prominence as a result of environmental developments.

It provides students with an understanding of ways in which major, long-term environmental developments affect employment, work and people management in organizations as well as a thorough grounding in current and short-term developments in the people management environment. These areas include globalisation, technology, the economy, labour markets, society, politics, public policy and employment regulation. This book also includes expert coverage of how change, innovation and creativity can promote improvements in organisational productivity.

Most importantly, this brand new textbook covers the key elements that students on HR masters courses will need in their future careers including flexibility, agility and resilience. productivity, ethics and values, sustainability, equality, diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and working internationally. Case studies and examples demonstrate how the theory applies in practice and pause and review boxes will help students think critically about the content. Work and Employment in a Changing Business Environment is ideal reading for all postgraduate students on both CIPD and non-CIPD accredited courses. Online supporting resources include powerpoint slides for every chapter.

About the authors

Stephen Taylor, Chartered CCIPD, is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Exeter Business School and a Chief Examiner for the CIPD. Before his academic career he worked in a variety of management roles in the hotel industry and in the NHS.
Graham Perkins is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at University of Exeter Business School. Prior to a career in academia, he held a number of HR and Learning and Development roles in both public and private sector firms.


A thorough and contemporary text which combines academic rigour with real world experience. An excellent accompaniment to the new level 7 CIPD qualifications. I'll certainly be including this text as essential reading on our people management programmes. I highly recommend it!

Kay Maddox-Daines, Director of Academic Development, Acacia Learning Ltd