Introduction to Human Resource Management (3rd edition)

ISBN : 9780198702825

Paul Banfield; Rebecca Kay; Dean Royles
472 ページ
195 x 265 mm

Using their extensive experience teaching and working in HRM, Banfield, Kay, and Royles succinctly convey the reality of contemporary HRM through expert academic and practical insights. Their balanced approach ensures students are able to fully grasp both the theory and practice of HRM, paving the way for success in their academic studies and future careers.

With a style that has been highly praised for engaging the reader, this book is the ideal introduction to HRM for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Key terms, research insights, and review questions help students understand the key theoretical concepts and think critically about the issues discussed. Mini-case studies (HRM insights), longer end-of-chapter case studies, and practitioner insights from real HR professionals at a variety of organizations present different scenarios and challenges experienced in the world of business. This range of learning features ensures students are exposed to both the theoretical foundations and the real-life practices of HRM.

The book takes a truly holistic approach to the subject, avoiding the presentation of HRM as a separate management function, and instead seeing HR operations and considerations as an integral part of any business. The authors begin by introducing the reader to the challenges and opportunities that managing people at work can bring and the evolution of the HR function, before addressing key operational areas such as talent management, ethics, leadership, recruitment, and misconduct. They then go on to explore how these challenges are managed, with an emphasis on the practicality of enforcement but also a critical evaluation of the method. This analytical viewpoint is adopted throughout the book, encouraging students to engage with the issues inherent in HRM.


Part One: Foundations of Human Resource Management; 1 Managing People at Work: Challenges and Opportunities; 2 The Evolution of the HR Function: A Critical Perspective; 3 A Strategic Perspective on Human Resource Management; Part Two: Operational Challenges; 4 Talent Management: Strategies and Models; 5 Ethics and Leadership in HRM; 6 International Human Resource Management; 7 Recruitment and Selection; 8 Managing Employee Relations; 9 Managing Misconduct; Part Three: HRM Processes; 10 Workforce Planning and Measurement; 11 Learning, Training, and Development; 12 Managing Performance; 13 Managing Rewards