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6th Edition

Essentials of Human Resource Management

ISBN 9780415655842
Published January 22, 2015 by Routledge
440 Pages 41 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The field of human resource management changes rapidly. Following the recession, new approaches are needed to succeed in a highly competitive global market place, and HR managers now draw on disciplines such as business strategy, marketing, information systems and corporate social responsibility to meet the need for functional interdependence.

Essentials of Human Resource Management, 6th Edition uniquely provides a strategic explanation of how established human resource policies can be adapted to meet new challenges. In addition to a thorough exposition of the main policy areas, this comprehensive text offers an introduction to organizational behaviour studies, incorporates relevant aspects of employee relations, and presents an overview of employment law.

This new edition shows how HR managers can:

  • Meet the challenges of international competitiveness through organizational agility.
  • Develop policies in talent management, total rewards and employee engagement.
  • Utilize new technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of HRM
  • Balance business demands with corporate social responsibility

Written in an accessible manner, Essentials of Human Resource Management acts as an introduction to the subject for undergraduate students on HRM courses, as well as for postgraduate students on MBA programmes, and it will also be a valuable reference source for line managers.

A companion website supports this text with further materials.

Table of Contents

Part I: Understanding Organizational Behaviour  1.Individual Differences  2.Groups, Teams and Leadership  3.Organizations  4.Managing Change  Part II: The Strategic Role of HRM  5.Defining Human Resource Management: the Development of the Field  6.Human Resource Strategy and Organizational Performance  7.Workforce Planning  8.Flexible Working  Part III: Recruitment and Selection  9.Job analysis -Defining Performance  10.Sourcing  11.Selecting Employees  Part IV: Developing People  12.Performance Appraisal  13.Talent Management  14.Learning and Development  Part V: Rewards  15.Job Evaluation  16.Pay Systems  17.Total Rewards  18.Corporate Governance and HRM  Part VI: Employee Relations  19.The Development of Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining 2 0.Disputes and Ways of Resolving Conflict  21.Consultation, Participation and Employee Engagement  22.Well-being at Work  Part VII: Employment Law  23.Institutional Frameworks for Employment Law  24.Contracts of Employment  25.The Law on Managing Diversity  26.Trade Union Relationships, Health and Safety

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Dr. Shaun Tyson is Emeritus Professor of Human Resource Management at Cranfield University School of Management, UK, and Visiting Professor at the University of Westminster, UK


‘Professor Tyson has done an outstanding job with this 6th edition of his classic Essentials of Human Resource Management book! In the twenty-six well written chapters he covers all the most important topics in the field with the latest thinking and examples sure to be extremely useful for HR managers, HR specialists, line managers and students alike. With a website that provides additional materials, this 6th edition informs us all of just how important and impactful the field of human resource management is!’ - Randall S. Schuler, Distinguished Professor, Strategic Human Resource Management, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

‘Using individual difference theories as his point of departure and layering in insights from the diverse levels at which HR systems and processes may be transacted, with the dominant actors and activities engaged in, and the institutional regulations governing this engagement, Shaun Tyson offers a detailed, accessible treatise on all aspects of the management of people at work. In capturing the root trajectories of the field along with its contemporary priorities, he provides an in-depth understanding which is of value not just to specialist practitioners, but all stakeholders with an interest in this evolving field.’ - Michael J. Morley, Professor of Management, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland.