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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
Theory and Practice

First Edition
  • R. C. Sharma - Professor Emeritus, Founder Vice-Chancellor, Amity University Manesar, Gurgaon
  • Nipun Sharma - Executive Vice-President & Business Head – UP East, Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd
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April 2018 | 740 pages | SAGE Texts

This textbook provides conceptual clarity of Human Resource Management (HRM) and helps understand the current problems in this domain that require pragmatic research and realistic solutions. The book is a fine blend of concepts, theories, tools, techniques and contemporary practices in HRM. Supported by the authors’ rich experience of over five decades in academics as well as in the corporate sector, the book covers all the essential topics of HRM starting from the fundamental concepts and issues related to acquiring of human resource to training, development, compensation and reward, employee relations, international HRM, technological changes, working environment, HR records, audit and research and more. In addition to serving the purpose of a textbook for students of Management courses, the book will also help professionals, corporate trainers and researchers.

Key Features

• Throws light on the recent developments in this subject area and suggests management strategies for the issues concerned

• Embellished with rich pedagogical features and relevant case studies to enhance conceptual understanding

• Additional chapters on technological changes, HR records, audit and research in the companion website
PART I – Introduction
Human Resource Management—In Retrospect and Prospect
Importance, Nature, Scope, Objectives, Principles, Functions of HRM and HR Policy
PART II – Acquiring Human Resource
Human Resource Planning (HRP)
Job Analysis and Design
Recruitment, Selection, Placement, Induction/Socialisation
Part III – Training and Developing Human Resources
Executive Development and Training, Managing Careers, Promotions and Transfers
Part IV – Compensation and Reward Management
Performance Appraisal and Potential Appraisal
Wage and Salary Administration and Employee Compensation
Divergent Systems and Institutions for Wage Fixation
Fringe Benefits and Services
Part V – Integrating, Maintaining and Retaining Human Resources
Employee Motivation
Job Satisfaction, Employee Morale and Communication
Supervision and Leadership
Managing Employee Discipline and Handling Grievances
PART VI – Employee Relations and Personnel Records, Audit and Research
Human Relations and Industrial Relations
Collective Bargaining and Workers’ Participation in Management
Trade Unions
International Human Resource Management
Technological Changes, Industrial Accidents and safety, Industrial Health and Hygiene and Working Environment and Fatigue (on Companion Website) /
HR Records, Reports, Audit and Research (on Companion Website)


Additional chapter: Chapter 21
Additional chapters: Chapter 21
Additional chapter: Chapter 20
Additional chapters: Chapter 21

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ISBN: 9789352804955