People Resourcing
Contemporary HRM in Practice

By Stephen Pilbeam & Marjorie Corbridge
Financial Times / Pearson Education
July 2006
ISBN: 027370379X
608 Pages
$87.50 paper original

This book focuses on the resourcing of organisations with people, achieving a balance between academic rigour and practitioner relevance, which together with the breadth and versatility of the content, enables the book to be used effectively for modules based on the CIPD Professional Standards and HRM modules on upper Undergraduate and Masters programmes.

Crucially, this third edition also goes beyond this remit by integrating coverage of the most contemporary issues in HRM, avoiding prescriptive solutions and encouraging critical evaluation, making the subject even more involving and understandable than ever before. Case studies, further reading, web links and on-line resources help to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

* Matches CIPD performance indicators for the People Resourcing and People Management and Development Professional Standards.


1. People Resourcing - the changing world of work and contemporary HRM
2. Human Resource Strategy – perspectives and theories
3. Competencies in People Resourcing
4. Human Resource Planning – employee retention and worker flexibility
5. HR Information Systems and E-enabled HR
6. Recruitment – attracting the right people
7. Selection – choosing the right people
8. Managing Diversity
9. Pay, Reward and Resourcing
10. Reward, Financial Benefits and Pensions
11. Managing and Appraising Performance
12. Human Resource Development and Organisation Development
13. Managing Health and Safety at Work
14. The Strategic Management of Wellness at Work
15. Employment Relations in Context
16. Employment Relations Processes
17. Conflict Resolution – discipline and grievance
18. Termination of Employment
19. Managing Redundancy


• Fully meets the CIPD performance indicators for the People Resourcing and People Management and Development Professional Standards.
• Balanced academic rigour and practitioner relevance
• Interesting case studies, discussion questions and further reading all help students in applying the theory they have learnt into practice.
• An applied approach which emphasises the fusion of HR theory and practice.
• The authors’ professional experience both as academics and HR practitioners ensures that the book takes a balanced approach and considers both the theory and the implementation

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