Whether you’re a student studying HRM or a forward-looking manager, Contemporary Human Resource Management is the book you need.
Written by authors who are all experts in their fields, this fifth edition provides a thorough and critical exploration of the key functions, practices and issues in HRM today. Substantially revised and updated with new material to reflect contemporary research and debate, this text uses a clear but thought-provoking style to delve into the theoretical and practical realities of HRM.
Fundamental HRM practices are covered in the first part of the book, before the second half examines issues of more recent and emerging significance. At least two case studies, exercises or activities in each chapter enable and encourage readers to identify, examine and apply key concepts in a practical context.
The book does not just report but also leads the debates across this ever-changing discipline.
“This is an excellent book that covers all major HRM areas. It also keeps in pace with recent advances and current discussion of HR by exploring more contemporary topics such as workplace bullying, knowledge management, flexibility or emotion at work.”
Kristina Potocnik, Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Director, MSc Human Resource Management, University of Edinburgh
“Skilfully integrates academic content and case study applications across a range of relevant contemporary HR debates”
Paula McDonald, Professor of Work and Organisation, Queensland University of Technology
HRM in practice
Questions for Discussion
New to This Edition
New to this edition:
- more international coverage: reference to models of HRM used outside the UK , and coverage of international research and overseas cases.
- chapters updated to include the most recent research, evidence and current debates.
- Each chapter to be standardized and contain mini cases, a long case and further reading.
- new authors assigned to specialist chapters to ensure that experts in the field are contributing to the new edition.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Human resource management: a contemporary perspective
Chapter 2 - Human resource management and organisational performance: in search of the HR advantage
Chapter 3 – Recruitment
Chapter 4 – Selection
Chapter 5 - Training and development
Chapter 6 - Reward Management
Chapter 7 - Performance Appraisal
Chapter 8 - Employee Relations
Chapter 9 - Organisational and Corporate Culture
Chapter 10 - International Human Resource Management – Historical Developments, Models, Policies and Practices in MNCs
Chapter 11 - Comparartive Human Resoure Management
Chapter 12 - Managing Diversity and Inclusion
Chapter 13 - Work-Life Balance: National Regimes, Organisational Policies and Individual Choices
Chapter 14 – Downsizing
Chapter 15 - Organisational Change and Human Resource Management
Chapter 16 - Employee Involvement and Participation
Chapter 17 - Employee Enagagement
Chapter 18 - Knowledge Management and Human Resource Management
Chapter 19 - Employement Ethics
Chapter 20 - Emotion at Work
Chapter 21 – Flexibility
Chapter 22 – Workplace Bullying
Chapter 23 - HRM and Technology: from socio-technical systems to social media