From the Back Cover
This engaging textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to human resource management, covering all the main areas of HRM practice as well as the key skills that HR practitioners will need. The book is written from a practical perspective in a clear and readable style. It includes full coverage of operational issues and introduces the major academic debates of relevance to the field. It is written as an introduction for students of HRM at all levels, including those on CIPD courses.
Keeping you at the cutting edge of the field, this market-leading text provides:
· A thorough and up-to-date exploration of all the key areas of HRM practice.
· Window on Practice boxes offer a range of illustrative material, including examples of real company practice, survey results, anecdotes and court cases which bring the content to life.
· Activity Boxes encourage the reader to review and apply your understanding at regular intervals either responding to questions or undertaking a short assignment, individually or as part of a group.
· Focus on Skills content (expanded in this new edition) help you to develop specific work-based and face-to-face skills within HR practice.
· Case Study Problems give you the opportunity to apply your understanding of the concepts to a business scenario.
Derek Torrington is Emeritus Professor of Management, University of Manchester.
Laura Hall has been a senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and a national examiner for the CIPD. She is now a freelance academic carrying out work for a range of bodies including the CIPD.
Stephen Taylor is a senior lecturer in HRM at Manchester Metropolitan University and a national examiner for the CIPD. He also works part time as a consultant on HR and employment law matters.
Carol Atkinson is a senior lecturer in HRM at the University of Bradford School of Management and is also a member of the national examination team for the CIPD.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.