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.
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.
Offers an overview of fundamental management issues such as attracting the best candidates, reducing staff turnover and improving employee performance. This work is intended for students on the CIPD People Resourcing module on the PDS and those studying People Resourcing modules on non-CIPD programmes, including Masters level.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
* 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. .
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.
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.
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.
Offers a comprehensive, contemporary and critical review of the key issues in strategic human resource management. This book helps students to explore thinking on topics as diverse as performance, pay, process reengineering, structure, ethics, culture, change and leadership.
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.
Conceived by Chris Grey and written to get you thinking, the "Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap" series offers an informal, conversational, accessible yet sophisticated and critical overview of what you find in conventional textbooks.
Provides practical guidance on various aspects of security work and is a ready made source of information for various members of the security profession, including managers, supervisors and trainers. This book reflects changes in the criminal law, fire protection and security practices.
Focuses on the organisational aspects of managing the people you are responsible for. This title includes checklists such as: planning the recruitment process, managing staff turnover and retention, managing part-time employees, performance management, using 360 degree feedback, and evaluating training and learning.
Shows you how to manage and work with the people and teams you are responsible for. This title includes topics such as: get the right people and get the people right, team briefing, effective verbal communication with groups, facilitating, developing trust, empowerment, successful delegation, and setting smart objective.
Clear and easy to follow, this edition guides you through the planning and execution of HRM research projects, at any level. It is fully mapped to the CIPD advanced level module, Investigating a Business Issue and remains a key resource for anyone undertaking a research report.
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.
A guide to the fundamental principles of employee relations. Tailored to the needs of practitioners, it offers an overview of the field strongly aligned to the organizational and HR strategy and objectives.
Written by a renowned author team, this book treats HR strategy as an essential element in business strategy, whilst integrating a vast range of relevant research and theory. Now in its fourth edition, it continues to challenge academics, students and practitioners to approach HRM from a strategic perspective.
From squeaky wheels to loud ducks, this book will help you to understand and accept differences at work This business fable offers readers an alternate view of diversity through the use of practical stories and cultural anecdotes.
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.