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Human Resource Management

Sarah Gilmore,Steve Williams

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ISBN 10: 019959919X / ISBN 13: 9780199599196
Published by Oxford University Press, 2010
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This textbook provides an introduction to the main human resource management issues which are relevant to contemporary business organizations. Using HRM in practice as its starting point, the text demonstrates, though the use of up to date case studies and examples, the realities of HR within organizations. With a strong emphasis placed on linking theory and practice, the reader is then introduced to and encouraged to analyse and critically evaluate HR theory. Printed Pages: 424. Bookseller Inventory # 52830

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Title: Human Resource Management

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First edition.

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This textbook provides an introduction to the main human resource management issues which are relevant to contemporary business organizations. Using HRM in practice as its starting point, the text demonstrates, though the use of up to date case studies and examples, the realities of HR within organizations. With a strong emphasis placed on linking theory and practice, the reader is then introduced to and encouraged to analyse and critically evaluate HR theory. To help provide a full understanding of the key concepts of HRM, and provide a critical edge to the text, six themes are explored and linked to the content of each chapter. These themes are flexibility, commitment, culture, performance, power and control, and strategy. A wide range of textbook features have been developed. These include activities, section summaries, 'window on work' example boxes, and 'practitioner perspectives', to provide a deeper level of understanding, and encourage analytical and critical thinking. Extensive use is made of a wide variety of case examples including small and large enterprises; voluntary and not-for-profit sectors; the hospitality industry; retailing; manufacturing; finance; and the arts. Examples of HR practice are drawn from organizations including Google, B&Q, Lidl, Saatchi and Saatchi, Tesco, Deloitte Touche, Ryanair, Sandals Resorts, YouTube, Matshushita Electric Company, and the NHS. Other examples are drawn from holiday companies, electrical manufacturing, higher education, management consultancy, the catering industry, and football clubs. To support students using this textbook, an online resource centre provides additional materials including web links, research and policy updates, and multiple choice testing sessions to help with assignment and exam preparation. For lecturers, a range of teaching materials have been developed, including video clips for use in lectures and seminars. About The Author: Sarah Gilmore Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and

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