This volume, first published in 1994, lays out and considers the evidence of trends in HRM in a variety of areas: overall strategy, the role and education of HR professionals, recruitment, training and development, pay, industrial relations, communication, flexibility, equal opportunities and EC social policy. Because the research examined data at the organisational level, the book is able to provide a unique analysis of what is happening in HRM in the very different cultures of European states, both EC and EFTA.
This volume is an indispensable source for all teachers and students of European HRM practices and policies. This book will also be a key reference source for practitioners wishing to understand HRM in the various European countries and to ‘benchmark’ their organisation against current practice.
List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Human Resource Management in Europe: Issues and Opportunities Chris Brewster and Ariane Hegewisch 2. The Integration of Human Resource Management and Corporate Strategy Chris Brewster 3. The Education and Training of Human Resource Managers in Europe Shaun Tyson and Lennart Wikander 4. Human Resources and Line Management Chris Brewster and Magnus Söderström 5. Recruitment and Selection in Europe: Policies, Practices and Methods Françoise Dany and Véronique Torchy 6. European Experiments with Pay and Benefits Policies Jaime Filella and Ariane Hegewisch 7. Key Issues in Training and Development Henrik Holt Larson 8. Training and Management Development in Europe Frank Bournois, Jean-Hugues Chauchat and Sylvie Roussillon 9. European Industrial Relations: Change and Continuity Patrick Gunningle, Chris Brewster and Mike Morley 10. Employee Communication and Participation Chris Brewster, Ariane Hegewisch, Lesley Mayne and Olga Tregaskis 11. Flexible Working Practices: The Controversy and the Evidence Chris Brewster, Ariane Hegewisch and Lesley Mayne 12. Equal Opportunities Policies in Europe Ariane Hegewisch and Lesley Mayne 13. EC Social Policy and European Hyman Resource Management Paul Teague; Appendices; Index