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Key Concepts in Human Resource Management

Key Concepts in Human Resource Management

July 2010 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Key Concepts in Human Resource Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.


52 short and snappy entries serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials.


- Entries include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.

- A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.

- A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Absence Management
Assessment/Development Centre
Balanced Business Scorecard
Behaviour Management
Bullying and Harassment
Career Management
Contract of Employment
Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring
Data Protection
Discipline and Grievance
Discrimination, Diversity and Equality
Downsizing, Reorganization, Outsourcing and Redundancy
Employee Assistance Programme
Employee Communication and Consultation
Employee Development
Employee Empowerment and Engagement
Employee Relations and Conflict
Expatriation and International Management
Human Resource Management (HRM) and Personnel Management (PM)
High-Performance Working
Human Capital
Human Resource Planning
Incentive Schemes
Job, Job Analysis and Job Design
Job Evaluation
Knowledge Management
Labour Turnover
Learning Organization
Management Development
Organizational Culture
Organizational Development (OD) and Change
Organizational Structure
Performance Appraisal
Performance Management
Psychometric and Other Tests
Quality of Working Life and the Psychological Contract
Reward Management
Statutory Bodies
Strategic HRM
Succession Planning and Talent Management
Total Reward
Trade Union/Employee Representation
Wage Structure

Very useful resource for students

Dr Bradley Saunders
University of Derby Online, Derby University
March 21, 2014

This is very useful for students who are studing general business qualifications with a HRM module.

I advise students of its uses as wider reading for assignment preperation.

Mrs Janine Crowther
Higher Education, Darlington College
March 26, 2013

It is a very useful handbook, above all for this kind of students who have never studied about this subject.

Miss Beatriz Jiménez-Parra
Dirección de Empresas y Sociología, University of Extremadura
November 7, 2012

The book is to basic for the students. Parts of it are used but not as the main book.

Dr Manuela Faia Correia
Management , instituto superior de psicologia aplicada
October 7, 2012

Students found this book a really useful introduction to HRM particularly useful for those who have not had the full exposure of the generalist approach to HRM

Mrs Anita McGowan
Humanities , Croydon College
July 19, 2012

Alternative text selected

Dr Lynn Nichol
Business and Management, Gloucestershire University
April 26, 2012

Very good , easily retained supplementary reading

Mr Ronald Caddow
Management , Glasgow Caledonian University
May 27, 2011

Provides an overview of key concepts in HRM although, the focus was from a practitioner perspective. Useful source of reference for students.

Mrs Amanda Lee
Coventry Business School, Coventry University
March 1, 2011

This book was very productive for me. I'have recommended my students. while we were making some lessons, ı read some parts of them, and they like, too. thank you very much.

Dr Yasemin Bilir
Vocational School of Social Sciences , kirklareli university
December 20, 2010

Very Useful book.

Professor Burkhard Von velsen
Institute of Management, Magdeburg University of Applied Sci's
December 15, 2010

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Chapter 1: Absence Management

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