Introducing Human Resource Management,
5th edition

By Margaret Foot
Financial Times/ Prentice Hall
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
October 2008
ISBN: 9780273712008
512 Pages
$105.00 paper original

This is an accessible and lively introduction to the frameworks of people management strategies, and the basic operational areas and practices of HRM. The fifth edition continues to explore ideas and themes in an engaging style with reference to real-life examples, and student-friendly features and activities.

This edition includes new coverage of well-being, equality and diversity, and offers a greater international perspective throughout. It is aimed at students taking an HRM option on a Business Degree, or those studying for an HND, Foundation Degree or CIPD qualification.


  1. Introducing human resource management  
  2. Human resource strategy and planning  
  3. High performance working: employee engagement through involvement and participation  
  4. The employment relationship  
  5. Equality and diversity
  6. Recruitment  
  7. Selection: shortlisting and interviews  
  8. Selection: supplementing the interview  
  9. Performance management and appraisal
  10. Learning and development

  11. Payment systems  
  12. Health, safety and welfare  
  13. Discipline and grievance  
  14. Dismissal, redundancy and outplacement



Both Margaret Foot and Caroline Hook are based at Huddersfield University Business School.

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