Introducing Human Resource Management

Series
Pearson
Author
Caroline Hook / Andrew Jenkins  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
552
Pub.-date
June 2019
ISBN13
9781292230344
ISBN
1292230347
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Description

Introducing Human Resource Management is a lively and engaging introduction to the key topics and
issues surrounding people management. Clearly linking HR theory to the work environment, this book
explores core areas such as HR strategy and planning, employee engagement, diversity and equality,
and talent management and development. The text combines solid academic underpinning with

practical examples to allow you to consolidate your learning and apply it in practice.

New to this Edition

This 8th edition has been fully revised to include:

•  The latest developments in relation to Brexit.

•  A new section about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

•  Greater coverage of Talent Management in organisations.

•  More emphasis on employee voice.

•  A focus on developing your employability skills in areas such as: management of self, management
of your learning, problem solving, thinking critically, working with others, data handling, communication and business awareness.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

1 Introducing human resource management

2 The employment relationship

3 The fundamentals of employment law

4 Diversity and equality

5 Human resource strategy and planning

6 Recruitment and selection

7 Managing performance

8 Learning, training and talent development

9 Pay and reward systems

10 Health, safety and wellbeing

11 International human resource management

12 Discipline and grievance

13 Dismissal, redundancy and outplacement

Answers

Author index

Subject index

Back Cover

Introducing Human Resource Management is a lively and engaging introduction to the key topics and
issues surrounding people management. Clearly linking HR theory to the work environment, this book
explores core areas such as HR strategy and planning, employee engagement, diversity and equality,
and talent management and development. The text combines solid academic underpinning with

practical examples to allow you to consolidate your learning and apply it in practice.

 

This 8th edition has been fully revised to include:

•  The latest developments in relation to Brexit.

•  A new section about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

•  Greater coverage of Talent Management in organisations.

•  More emphasis on employee voice.

•  A focus on developing your employability skills in areas such as: management of self, management
of your learning, problem solving, thinking critically, working with others, data handling, communication and business awareness.


This text will help you succeed in your studies through:

•  ‘What would you do’ and ‘what do you think’ boxes to get you actively involved in your own
learning.

•  ‘What next’ features to encourage you to find out more about a topic.

•  ‘Activities’ to get you to apply knowledge to an issue or problem.

•  ‘HR in the news’ features articles from the Financial Times to promote discussion of real-life
examples of HR in practice.

•  ‘Review questions’ (with answers) to help you check your understanding of a topic.

•  ‘Improve your employability’ exercises to help you develop your skills and employability.

 
Introducing Human Resource Management is ideal for a first course in human resource management at
undergraduate or professional level, including courses that lead to a Chartered Institute of
Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification. This new edition maps each chapter against the CIPD’s standards. 

 

About the authors

Caroline Hook has extensive professional experience in HRM and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. After many years as Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Huddersfield University’s Business School, she now focuses on independent research and writing.

Andrew Jenkins is Principal Lecturer in the department of Logistics, Operations, Hospitality and
Marketing at the University of Huddersfield. Andrew teaches HRM, Strategic Management and Research Methods within the Business School. He has a doctorate in HRM from the University of Strathclyde and is an academic member of the CIPD, a member of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.