Human Resource Management: Key Concepts and Skills

`This is a comprehensive and thought provoking book, as instead of attempting to provide simplistic and prescriptive toolbox notions of HRM practice, the author draws attention to the current state of research and varying organizational experiences of HRM to illustrate the complexity of the issues' - The Occupational Psychologist This major textbook meets the clear need for a substantial but accessible introduction to the practice of human resource management (HRM) within the context of relevant theory and current debates. In a discussion that ranges from the strategic and policy aspects of HRM to the day-to-day processes of employee management, the author identifies and explores key concepts and skills. Distinctive features of the book include: a focus on issues of direct relevance to all line managers, not just to human resource specialists; a combination of a knowledge-based approach with a practical introduction to the most important skills; numerous examples, encapsulating concepts and techniques in clear tables, and a teaching appendix of discussion questions; and a broad international perspective, drawing on case material from Europe, the United States and elsewhere.