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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

Employee Participation, Small Group Activities and Team Working
Employee participation, small group activities and team working

The well-known Harvard Business School approach to strategic HRM urges the need for all the various stakeholders (shareholders, employees, unions, suppliers, customers, local communities, etc.) to be taken into account in organizational governance arrangements, with ‘employee influence’ being one of the leading policy areas involved in their attempt to develop a pro-active, strategic and broad-based HRM orientation in individual organizations. In relation to the latter area it has been observed that:

The issue of employee influence is not a simple or static matter. Society's views of what employees are entitled to in terms of influence differ across national boundaries and change over time. The expectations of employees also shift. Finally, ...

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