Conceived by Chris Grey as an antidote to conventional textbooks, each book in the `Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap' series takes a core area of the curriculum and turns it on its head by providing a critical and sophisticated overview of the key issues and debates in an informal, conversational and often humorous way.
In The Learning Imperative Mark Burns and Andy Griffith examine the key ingredients that ensure effective learning, and offer leaders step-by-step guidance on how they can achieve it in their own teams and organisations.
Provides an alternative to larger, more detailed HRM textbooks which often go beyond the needs of undergraduate students on HRM courses to offer a concise, critical introduction to the business function and academic discipline of HRM.
Intended for the 'Employee Reward' module on the CIPD's postgraduate qualification, as well as for Reward modules in a HR and business degree market, this text focuses on Reward in the market place. It seeks to build on the legacy of the Armstrong text but offer a comprehensive, student friendly and critical approach to the subject area.
Designed specifically for the CIPD's Managing Employment Relations module, this title covers the new CIPD standards and revised module. It takes a hands-on, practical approach to Employment Relations, enabling students to apply their learning in the workplace. It is also suitable for non-CIPD Employment Relations modules.
"58 Ways to Improvise in Training is a 'hands on' book full of ideas to help trainers energise groups large and small. It's a book that will remain on my desk rather than propping it up!" - Leslie Spiers, Managing Director, Proem Consulting Limited
This new edition of a landmark text in HRM provides comprehensive coverage including two new chapters on ethics and green HRM. It takes a critical approach and focuses on the global implications of HR practice and management. Its extensive suite of pedagogical resources include ample cases and vignettes, video interviews and an interactive ebook.
A guide to understanding and implementing really effective reward strategies in your organization. Tailored to the needs of practitioners, it uses a combination of practical tools, scenarios and case studies to cover areas including pay grades and structure, job evaluation, pay reviews, bonus plans, non-cash reward, benefits, tax issues and more.
* Completely new and updated second edition of this popular volume in strategic human resource management (SHRM). * Contains selections of important and highly readable articles from worldwide authors. * Charts key developments that have changed the theory and practice of SHRM over the last six years.
The authors in this text review the most current thinking on HR initiatives associated with current organizational performance and investigate how the field will need to mobilize in new ways to meet the demand of this period of time
David Griffiths wrote Successful People Management shortly before his death in order to reflect a lifetime's experience in management, in the hope that by sharing his experience and knowledge, others might benefit.
Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this title is suitable for both CIPD's Certificate in HR Practice and for foundation or undergraduate students studying any introductory HRM module. It maps to the CIPD Certificate in HR Practice. It follows the logical sequence of the employment cycle.
* Specifically written for students new to HRM. * Very clear chapter format -- follows natural HRM cycle in structure. * Suitable for a modular new university (semester style) course. * Contains European material/perspective. .
Human Resource Strategy provides an overview of the academic and practitioner responses to these and other questions. Applying an integrative framework, the authors review twenty years' worth of empirical and theoretical research in an attempt to reconcile often-conflicting conceptual models and competing empirical results. The authors present much of the relevant research in the context of the critical strategic decisions that executives must actually make with regard to human resource investments and deployments. As a result, often complex theoretical models and scientific findings are presented such that they are not only understandable but also highly relevant to non-research-oriented practitioners.
Principles of Human Resource Management is part of a major new national programme of texts and modules designed for undergraduate students following business studies degree courses. It provides 150 hours of high quality study designed to be used by students in a supported learning environment.
Based on a major international survey of some of the world's biggest employers in the hospitality and tourism industries, this book provides an examination of the problems and issues involved and reveals that nearly all of the organizations are failing to address the complexities of HRM in the global marketplace.
Closing individual sales, in most businesses, is not enough for success. Success depends on developing profitable lifetime relationships with customers. This book teaches you how to understand the service-profit chain and the interrelationships among customer satisfaction, customer loyalty, employee capability, and company profitability.
Adopts a critical and theoretical perspective on remuneration policy and practices in the UK, from the decline of collective bargaining to the rise of more individualistic systems based on employee performance. This book is suitable for those studying and for those with an interest in human resource management, performance management and reward.
Do talent and hard work count for nothing? Is politics everything? This book reveals the murky underside of modern office life. It shows how with the right mindset, you can distinguish and deal with toxic and over promoted colleagues, charm your way through interviews and use office politics to your advantage.
Quiet leaders are masters at bringing out the best performance in others. They improve the thinking of people around them - improving the way their brains process information - without telling anyone what to do. This book provides a brain-based approach that helps executives and managers improve their own and their colleagues' performance.
Highlighting the importance of effective corporate governance, this book explores the corporate scandals of the early 2000s - Enron, WorldCom, Tyco - and the abysmal boardroom standards that the credit crunch and the global financial crisis brought to light.
Identifies the unconventional entrepreneurs who are solving some of the world's pressing economic, social, and environmental problems. This title also shows how these pioneers are disrupting industries, value chains, and business models - and in the process creating markets around the world.
Shows you how to embed sustainability into things your company does - profitably. Providing prescriptive steps that inform your business decisions, this title helps you launch your company into eco-minded practices. It features the author's five Biosphere Rules that apply the laws of nature as a guide for efficient business operations.
Learn the secrets to creating joy in your work and in your life, no matter what is happening around you-as taught by Professor Rao to business students at top b-schools including Columbia, London Business School, Haas, and more.
A new introductory text for modules in work psychology. Written for business and psychology students, it bridges the gap between business and psychology, making the psychological theories accessible to business students and providing psychology students with an understanding of how key business priorities inform psychology.
Argues that a commitment to diversity is frequently substituted for a commitment to actual change. This title traces the work that diversity does, examining how the term is used and the way it serves to make questions about racism seem impertinent.
Provides a tool kit for managers tasked with raising performance and sustaining motivation. This book introduces managers to techniques largely drawn from Brief Therapy. It presents the principles of solution focussed thinking and shows how those principles can be applied to issues which managers may find facing as willing or enforced coaches.