Human Resource Management
Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2002 - Business & Economics - 668 pages
Human Resource Management is the most comprehensive and accessible text available for those studying the subject at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It also meets the needs of those seeking to qualify as members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The book is written from a practical management perspective in a clear and engaging style. It includes full coverage of operational issues and introduces the major academic debates of relevance to the field. The book is divided into six core parts each of which contains chapters focusing on strategy, operations and skills. Numerous learning exercises and activities are included throughout the text and on its companion website. This fifth edition has been fully updated to take account of developments in professional thinking, academic research and employment legislation. Key features: * Full coverage of all major areas of human resource management practice * Extensive introductions to key HR policy debates * Numerous short case studies putting theoretical points into perspective * Activity boxes throughout each chapter to encourage critical and original thinking * Longer case study problems and practice exam www.booksites.net/torrington to find valuable teaching and learning material including: For Students: *Study material designed to help you improve your results *Multiple choice questions to test your learning *Extra case studies and exercises *Search for specific information on the site For Lecturers: *A secure, password-protected site with teaching and assessment material - see the Preface for full details. The authors Derek Torrington is Emeritus Professor at the School of Management, UMIST and Chair of the Manchester Federal School Management Committee. Laura Hall is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University and a national examiner for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Stephen Taylor is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and a national examiner for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
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