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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Human Resource Management, 6th edition

Theory and Practice

Edition 6th Edition
ISBN 9781137572592
Publication Date March 2017
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

The contemporary workplace is ever changing. In many countries the effects of economic globalization has seen the rise in zero-hour contracts, the erosion of trade union power and income inequality. In addition, high-performance work systems, business ethics and environmental sustainability are now creating tremendous challenges in many organizations. These developments play out amongst differing national and international contexts. This fluid and diverse environment makes it even more important to understand the myriad of different theories underpinning human resource management and to explore its impact on organizations, managers and workers.

This engaging textbook provides an essential introduction to both the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of human resource management; it looks at the way organizations manage human capability, but also exposes the tensions inherent in the employment relationship, encouraging the reader to reflect critically on the realities of contemporary HRM.

Building on the success of the previous five editions, this new edition includes:

  • Two new chapters on Ethics in HRM and Green HRM
  • New ‘HRM as I see it’ video interviews with real life HR managers sharing their experiences on managing people in organizations, accessible through a new interactive ebook
  • New ‘HRM and Globalization’ features discussing the particular challenges faced by international organizations
  • New ‘HRM in Practice’ features exploring practical implementation of HR theories
  • Coverage of contemporary themes such as line managers’ roles in HRM, bullying, diversity and inequality
  • Over 100 new references, bringing the discussion right up to date
  • An extensive online resource centre with further teaching and learning materials, accessible at www.palgravehighered.com/bg-hrm-6e.

John Bratton is Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
Jeff Gold is Professor of Organization Learning at Leeds Beckett University, UK

PART ONE: THE CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ARENA 1. The nature of contemporary HRM
2. Corporate strategy and strategic HRM
3. HRM outcomes and line management
PART TWO: EMPLOYEE RESOURCING 4. Workforce planning and diversity
5. Recruitment and selection
PART THREE: EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE AND DEVELOPMENT 6. Performance management and appraisal
7. Learning and human resource development
PART FOUR: THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP 8. Rewards and inequality
9. Labour relations and collective bargaining
10. Employee relations and voice
PART FIVE: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES: HRM IN A GLOBAL WORLD 11. HRM and ethics
12. Employee health, safety and wellness
13. HRM and high performance workplaces
14. Leadership and management development
15. HRM and organizational culture
16. Green HRM and environmental sustainability
17. International HRM and global capitalism.

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