New PDF release: Contemporary Human Resource Management: Text and Cases (2nd

By Tom Redman, Adrian Wilkinson

The 1st variation of this booklet has proved excellent for college kids at either undergraduate and postgraduate point, taking a module in HRM. it truly is robust theoretical underpinning and concentrate on generally appropriate issues has proved very hot on classes outdoor the united kingdom. The ebook is split into 2 components. First it seems on the basics of HRM offering an research of the middle parts of HR perform. the second one half examines a few leading edge topics of accelerating significance to HR practitioners and lecturers.

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The book This book has been written primarily as a text for students of business and management, who are studying HRM. It aims to be critical but pragmatic: we are wary of quick fixes, slogans, prescriptive checklists and bullet points of ‘best practice’. The authors are all prominent researchers and draw from a considerable depth of research in their field. Each chapter provides a critical review of the topic bringing together theoretical and empirical material. The emphasis is on analysis and insight and areas of growing significance are also included in each chapter.

However, some recent trends suggest that a ‘crisis’ interpretation may be more in tune with the facts. In particular the reduction of the HR domains appears to have been taken one step further and there is now a considerable debate on the benefits of outsourcing the entire HR function. In part such changes have been driven by further cost pressures in a period of corporate downsizing, but more worrying for the HR function is that outsourcing may also have been fuelled by senior management concerns about the quality and responsiveness of in-house HR functions (Greer et al.

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