Human Resource Management, 11th Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Derek Torrington / Laura Hall / Stephen Taylor / Carol Atkinson  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
11
Language
English
Total pages
736
Pub.-date
February 2020
ISBN13
9781292261645
ISBN
1292261641
Related Titles



Description

For undergraduate business and management courses, as well as CIPD-accredited courses.

 

 

Develop skills to put theory into practice, using academic research and current issues


Human Resource Management, 11th Edition, by Torrington, Hall, Taylor and Atkinson is praised for its comprehensive scope of topics, coverage of important HRM issues and succinctness. It is a great introduction to human resources for students pursuing undergraduate business and management courses, as well as those on CIPD accredited courses. Human resource management helps those aspiring to or working in HR or management roles. The eleventh edition has been thoroughly updated with the economic, social and legal employment practice changes and is specifically designed to cover the issues and debates facing HRM today, backed up by academic research. 

 

Additional resources such as multiple choice questions and a glossary are available at go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources


 

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Features

 Key pedagogical features include:

 

  • ‘Theory into Practice’ and ‘Putting it into Practice’ at the end of chapters enable readers to review, link and apply their understanding of the chapter to a practical business scenario
  • ‘Window on Practice’ provides illustrative material throughout the text, including examples of real company practice, survey results, anecdotes and quotations, and court cases
  • Discussion boxes are two or three short questions intended for general discussion in a tutorial or study group to encourage critical thinking and understanding
  • Activities and exercises throughout to encourage students to engage with their learning
  • Employability skills chapters cover basic skills to learn by practice

 

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New to this Edition

New to this edition:

  • ‘Theory into Practice’ and ‘Putting it into Practice’ at the end of chapters enable readers to review, link and apply their understanding of the chapter to a practical business scenario
  • ‘Window on Practice’ provides illustrative material throughout the text, including examples of real company practice, survey results, anecdotes and quotations, and court cases
  • Discussion boxes are two or three short questions intended for general discussion in a tutorial or study group to encourage critical thinking and understanding
  • Activities and exercises throughout to encourage students to engage with their learning
  • Employability skills chapters cover basic skills to learn by practise

Table of Contents

Guided tour
Preface
Publisher’s acknowledgements

 

Part 1 - Human resource management in the modern world

1 The nature of human resource management
2 The global context for human resource management
3 HRM around the world
4 Strategic human resouce management
5 Workforce planning, analytics and AI
6 Employability: the basic skills

 

Part 2 - Resourcing: getting people in the right places to do the right things

7 Organisational agility and flexibility
8 Recruitment
9 Selection methods and decisions
10 Employability: skills in resourcing

 

Part 3 - Performance: success through individual and collective achievement

11 Employee performance management
12 Leadership
13 Managing attendance and absence
14 Engagement and retention
15 Employability: skills in performance

 

Part 4 - Development

16 Organisational change and development
17 The context of employee learning and development
18 Learning and development
19 Talent and career development
20 Employability: skills in learning and development

 

Part 5 - Employee relations

21 Employee voice
22 The legal framework of work
23 Diversity and inclusion
24 Employability: skills in employee relations

 

Part 6 - Reward: the contract for payment

25 Total reward and setting pay
26 Incentives
27 Pensions and benefits
28 Employability: skills in reward

 

Part 7 - Contemporary issues

29 HRM and business ethics
30 Managing the human resource function
31 HR in small and medium-sized enterprises
32 Health and well-being
33 Managing the international workforce
34 The future of work
35 Advanced HR skills

 

Index

Back Cover

“It is well written and students find a clarity that is missing from some other texts. It is balanced and avoids the mistake of accepting wholesale underlying assumptions about the employment relationship that some HRM books do.”

Dr Alan Roe, Leeds University Business School

 

Develop skills to put theory into practice, using academic research and current issues


Human Resource Management, 11th Edition, by Torrington, Hall, Taylor and Atkinson is praised for its comprehensive scope of topics, coverage of important HRM issues and succinctness. It is a great introduction to human resources for students pursuing undergraduate business and management courses, as well as those on CIPD accredited courses. Human resource management helps those aspiring to or working in HR or management roles. The eleventh edition has been thoroughly updated with the economic, social and legal employment practice changes and is specifically designed to cover the issues and debates facing HRM today, backed up by academic research. 

 

Additional resources such as multiple choice questions and a glossary are available at go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources


Key features include:

  • ‘Theory into Practice’ and ‘Putting it into Practice’ at the end of chapters enable readers to review, link and apply their understanding of the chapter to a practical business scenario
  • ‘Window on Practice’ provides illustrative material throughout the text, including examples of real company practice, survey results, anecdotes and quotations, and court cases
  • Discussion boxes are two or three short questions intended for general discussion in a tutorial or study group to encourage critical thinking and understanding
  • Activities and exercises throughout to encourage students to engage with their learning
  • Employability skills chapters cover basic skills to learn by practise


New to this edition:

  • New content on productivity and its impact on workplaces in Britain in a post-Brexit environment, including new material on job quality
  • The causes and implications of "presenteeism" and "leaveism"
  • Updated content on the UK's ever-changing qualifications/training
  • New chapters on the future of work and the role of HR in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • New content of gig economy, Brexit and Artificial Intelligence (AI)


About the authors

Written by a close-knit team, the authors share each other's writing as it proceeds according to an agreed structure. All have great experience of teaching and examining HR at undergraduate, post graduate and professional level, as well as thorough and deep research portfolios, and CIPD membership.

Derek Torrington  is Emeritus Professor of Management at the University of Manchester, Chartered Companion for the CIPD and previous Chief Examiner 

Laura Hall is a freelance academic and has carried out work for a wide range of bodies, including the CIPD.

Stephen Taylor is a senior lecturer in HRM at the University of Exeter Business School, and a Chartered Companion for the CIPD.

Carol Atkinson is Professor of HRM and Associate Dean for Research at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. She is also a member of the CIPD Manchester Branch Committee.

 

 

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