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This major textbook meets the clear need for a substantial but accessible introduction to the practice of human resource management (HRM) within the context of relevant theory and current debates. In a discussion that ranges from the strategic and policy aspects of HRM to the day-to-day processes of employee management, the author identifies and explores key concepts and skills. Distinctive features of the book include: a focus on issues of direct relevance to all line managers, not just to human resource specialists; a combination of a knowledge-based approach with a practical introduction to the most important skills; numerous examples, encapsulating concepts and techniques in clear tables, and a teaching appendix of discuss

Career Management and Development
Career management and development
Introduction

Historically, training and development in many organizations have had the relatively short-term aim of enhancing current on-the-job performance, with the important exception of succession planning arrangements for the potential senior managers of the future. More recently, however, changes in the produce market environment, the introduction of new technology and changes in organizational characteristics have all had the effect of raising the profile of training and development in both the HRM literature and practice. In fact, many of the leading HRM issues that organizations are currently grappling with are essentially training and development ones: witness, for example, attempts to inject interpersonal and problem-solving skills into shopfloor training programmes to facilitate cross-functional and team working there, steps to build international ...

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