248 pages | 19 B/W Illus.
Do human resource management practices actually work? This timely and engaging volume examines the links between people management practices and organizational performance. Focusing on the implementation and impact of HR strategies, the book puts forward a model, which draws attention to:
People Management and Performance takes a critical view of how and why HR practices have had a positive impact on a range of organizations and also considers the implications for theory and practice. Incorporating case studies from well known organizations, such as Nationwide and Selfridges, this book will be of interest to graduate students of HRM and business and management, as well as practitioners working in the field.
1. Understanding the Link Between People Management and Organisational Performance 2. Culture and Values 3. Intended HR Practices 4. Bringing Practices to Life: The Vital Role of Front Line Managers 5. Employees’ Perceptions, Attitudes and Discretionary Behaviour 6. HR Architecture and Employment Sub-Systems: Practices and Perceptions 7. People and Performance in Professional Knowledge Intensive Organisations 8. Analysing the Links Between People Management and Organisational Performance: The Case of Nationwide Building Society 9. Implications for the Development of Theory and Practice