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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

It was really interesting. The chapters are designed in a very organised way, so that any introductory person can learn HRM well.

Mr Essa Ummar Sheriff
CMI, British Institute of Technology & E-commerce
December 10, 2010

good resource - have used it in our new mba human resource issues module descriptor.

Dr Stephen Whitehead
School of Public Policy and Practice, Keele University
December 7, 2010

- The concepts of "industrial relations" (or "labour relations") and "employee share ownerhsip" could be added
- References may be more oriented to academic literature sources (guiding students to further readings...)
- There is a slight cultural bias on UK (e.g., CIPD, statutory bodies)

Dr Thomas Steger
Organization Theory and Management, University of Erfurt
November 22, 2010

Good for use as initial reference for students

Mr Howard Bond
Other, Manchester University
October 26, 2010

The text provides principles and practice in simple way. This test is good for the beginners in HRM. The content of the text is easy to understand for the Japanese students.

Professor De Silva Shanaka
Marketing, Otemon Gakuin University
October 13, 2010

Adequate to supplement the key text

Dr Paschal Anosike
Human Resources Management, Wolverhampton University
October 4, 2010

This is an easy-to-use glossary for those studying the basics of HRM.

Ms Kirsi-Marja Toivanen-Sevrjukova
Business Economics, North Karelia Polytechnic
September 21, 2010

Comprehensive overview. Good design. Maybe some illustrations/graphics would be helpful.

Mr Peter M. Wald
Management , Leipzig University of Applied Sciences
September 19, 2010

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Chapter 1: Absence Management

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