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
Announced
February 2020
ISBN13
9781292261645
ISBN
1292261641
Related Titles



Description

 

 

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 tests and a glossary are available for students at go.pearson.com/uk/he/resources. 


 

 

 

Features

 

Key pedagogic 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

 

 

Main updates are:

·   New content on productivity and its impact on workplaces in Britain in a post-Brexit environment, including new material on job quality and productivity

·   The causes and implications of "presenteeism" and "Leaveism"

·   Content on the UK's ever-changing qualifications/training (much changed from last edition

·   New chapter on HR in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

·   New chapter on the future of work

·   Gig economy, Brexit and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Table of Contents

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 resource 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 tests and a glossary are available for students 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 practice.


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 and productivity.

·   The causes and implications of "presenteeism" and "leaveism".

·   Content on the UK's ever-changing qualifications/training (much changed from the last edition).

·   New chapter on HR in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

·   New chapter on the future of work.

·   Gig economy, Brexit and Artificial Intelligence (AI).


About the authors

Written by a close-knit team, who 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; thorough and deep research portfolios and CIPD membership.

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

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

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

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

 

 

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