Strategic Human Resource ManagementContemporary Approach
By Mike Millmore, et al.
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
Pearson / Prentice Hall
572 Pages, Illustrated
$117.50 paper original
This key textbook will become core reading for students studying a module on Human Resource Strategy at upper level Uundergraduate, MBA and Masters level. The author team have proved successful with students and academics alike with their market leading Research Methods for Business Students and, more recently, Employee Relations.
As people and their capabilities are core to an organisations’ competitive advantage, the planning and implementing of strategies including the human resource becomes a focus of all managers in a business. This new text successfully integrates HR strategy with the overall business strategy, examining both how the HR function contributes to, and is affected by that strategy.
A true teaching and learning resource, the book combines cutting edge coverage of issues such as performance management and measurement, strategic reward systems, the learning organisation and managing knowledge for strategic advantage, with a wealth of examples, self-assessment exercises and encouragement to critique.
Brief Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – Strategy and Human Resource Management
Chapter 2 - Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM): a vital piece in the jigsaw of organisational success?
Chapter 3 – SHRM in a changing and shrinking world: internationalisation of business and the role of SHRM.
Chapter 4 - Evaluating Strategic Human Resource Management: why bother and does it really happen in practice?
Chapter 5 – The role of organisational structure in SRHM: the basis for effectiveness?
Chapter 6 - Relationships between Culture and Strategic Human Resource Management: do values have consequences?
Chapter 7 - Strategic Human Resource Planning – the weakest link?
Chapter 8 - Strategic Recruitment & Selection: much ado about nothing?
Chapter 9 - Performance Management: so much more than annual appraisal
Chapter 10 - Strategic Human Resource Development (SHRD): pot of gold or chasing rainbows?
Chapter 11 - Strategic Reward Management: Cinderella is on her way to the ball
Chapter 12 - Managing the Employment Relationship: Strategic Rhetoric and Operational Reality
Chapter 13 - Diversity Management: concern for legislation, concern for strategy?
Chapter 14 - Downsizing: proactive strategy or reactive workforce reduction?
- Coverage of the most important strategic models and both rational and emergent perspectives ensures comprehensive treatment.
- An initial framework is presented and helps students to analyse theories in later chapters.
- FT articles and longer case studies provide the links with practice that this subject particularly requires.
- The authors’ renowned accessible writing style and connection with their student audience ensures a definitively useful and rigorous guide to SHRM.
- A glossary of key terms helps with revision and thorough understanding of the relevant vocabulary.
Additional Support material
- For lecturers a guide offers chapter-by-chapter commentary and teaching suggestions, answers to all self check and reflect and case study questions, references and Powerpoint slides.
- For students there are annotated weblinks and self-assessment question material.
Adrian Thornhill, Phil Lewis and Mike Millmore all work in the HR department at University of Gloucestershire. Mark Saunders is Professor of Research Methods in the Business School at Oxford Brookes University.
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