Human Resource Management, 9th edition

Book Title

By: Derek Torrington, et al.
December 2014
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9780273786634
673 Pages
$125.00 Paper Original


For three decades, this text has been the leading introduction to HRM for students at all levels, including those on CIPD-accredited courses. It is renowned for its readable and engaging style making studying more efficient. Comprehensively covering all major areas of the field, this edition has been updated with the issues and debates facing HRM today. Its key features include:

  • case studies that contextualise theory in well known organisations such as Rolls Royce, McDonald’s and the BBC World Service
  • integrated activity and discussion boxes to encourage deeper thinking and understanding of each chapter
  • skills content to help develop the specific employability skills necessary for a successful HR practitioner.


Part 1 Human Resource Management in Changing Times

1. The Nature of HRM

2. The Global Context of HRM

3. Strategic HRM

4. Workforce Planning

Part 2 Resourcing:

5. Organisation Design and Flexibility

6. Recruitment

7. Selection Methods and Decisions

8. Staff Engagement & Retention

9. Ending the Contract

Part 3 Performance:

10. Employee Performance Management

11 Leadership

12. Managing Attendance and Absence

Part 4 Development:

13. Organisation development and change

14. The Context of Employee Learning and Development

15. Learning and Development

16. Talent and Career Development

Part 5 Employee Relations:

17. Employee Voice

18. The Legal Framework of Work

19. Equal Opportunities and Diversity

20. Discipline and Grievance

Part 6 Reward: The Contract for payment

21. Setting Pay

22. Incentives

23. Pensions and Benefits

Part 7 Contemporary Issues

24. Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

25. Managing the HR Function

26. Health and Wellbeing

27. Managing the International Workforce

Part 8 A Miscellany of HR Skills

I. Face-to-face and other communication skills

II. The Selection interview

III. The Appraisal interview

IV Coaching

V Presentation

VI Mediation

VII The disciplinary or grievance interview

VIII Report writing

IX Presentation at Tribunal

X. Dealing with bullying

XI. Skills for analysis and decision making

XI Statistical techniques .

XII Job Analysis

XIII Designing procedures

XIV Designing questionnaires

XV Using Consultants