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An Introduction to Human Resource Management

An Introduction to Human Resource Management

Fifth Edition
  • Nick Wilton - Oxford Brookes University, UK, University of the West of England, UK
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February 2022 | 552 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Reflecting the global nature of the workplace, this is a concise introduction to the world of human resource management that goes beyond a prescriptive, how-to approach and prepares you for the issues and dilemmas you may face in your HR career.

  • Includes new discussions on the impact of Black Lives Matter on HR, the effect of Covid-19 on recruitment and on the mental health of employees, and post-Brexit points-based immigration
  • Boxed features including ‘Ethical Insights’, ‘Research Insights’, and ‘HRM in Practice’ highlight contemporary practices, critical perspectives, and discussions and debates related to each chapter
  • Now features a running case study, where in each chapter you can apply what you’ve learnt to solve a challenge faced by the HR Manager of a hotel
  • Illustrated with real-world case studies and examples from a cross section of industries, such as Netflix, Nike, and Just Eat
  • Comprehensive online resources, including author videos, over 25 additional case studies, access to full journal articles and self-test quizzes.

Suitable for anyone studying HRM – as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or on a specialist program of study.

Part 1: HRM in Context
Chapter 1: What is HRM?
Chapter 2: HRM and the Individual
Chapter 3: HRM, Strategy and Performance
Chapter 4: The Labour Market Context of HRM
Chapter 5: International HRM and the National and International Context
Part 2: HRM in Practice
Chapter 6: People Resourcing
Chapter 7: Managing Performance
Chapter 8: Managing Reward
Chapter 9: Human Resource Development
Chapter 10: Employment Relations
Part 3: Contemporary Issues in HRM
Chapter 11: HRM, Equality and Diversity
Chapter 12: Career and Talent Management
Chapter 13: The Management of Workplace Conflict
Chapter 14: HRM, Work and Well-Being
Chapter 15: Contemporary Change and HRM


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Instructor Resources (log-in needed)

  • Instructor’s Manual – ideas and inspiration for seminars and tutorials, including case study teaching notes and more.
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Testbank Questions – multiple choice assessment questions to use with your students.
  • SAGE Business Cases – a bank of additional studies to use in class, including teaching notes.
  • Teaching videos – visual explanations and examples to show in class.
  • VLE/LMS Download - upload all the lecturer and student resources into your institution’s virtual learning environment (i.e. Blackboard or Moodle), and customise the content to suit your teaching needs

Student Resources (free to access)

  • Quiz – test your knowledge and prepare for your exams.
  • Author videos – author Nick Wilton introduces key aspects of each chapter and complex areas of HRM.
  • Additional case studies – learn how companies of all sizes approach different aspects of HRM with these fascinating case studies.
  • Further Reading – free SAGE Journal articles help you to delve deeper and support your assignments.

A well-structured book which covers the key aspects of HRM. It provides a good introduction to what HRM is all about, including its context, practice and contemporary issues. The book has done remarkably well in presenting key concepts through simple, concise, coherent and critical discussions. Very suitable for first/second year undergraduate students who are introduced to the subject for the first time. 

Mahwish Khan
University of the West of England

The language is reader friendly.
Clear and simple sentences with great exercises for practising.

Mrs Valery Emeson
Business and Law, Anglia Ruskin University
January 13, 2024

precise, accurate, covering course syllabus

Professor Anita Krolo Crvelin
University of Split, University of Split
October 4, 2022

A very up to date reference book that covers the important topic areas for the module we teach on Sport Management. Specifically the key HRM areas that our students require knowledge of.

Dr Paul Wheeler
Recreation, Chichester University
April 29, 2022

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