Experiencing Human Resource Management examines human resource management (HRM), its management and effects, from the perspective of those at the “receiving end” of human resource initiatives and strategies. If HRM is to contribute to the objectives of organizations, it is imperative to understand how HRM techniques are being applied and experienced. This book tells the experiences of employees in more than 20 organizations across a number of sectors and countries, and sets out to answer three questions: + A decade or so from its arrival, is HRM delivering its promises? + Of the many documented changes in workplace policies and practices, which can be distinctly attributed to HRM? + Where changes are occurring in HRM, who is benefiting? Presenting not the usual managerial focus, but a rich and valuable view from employees, Experiencing Human Resource Management will be of great value to academics and advanced-level students in human resource management, industrial relations and sociology, as well as to practitioners dealing with employment related issues.
HRM Providing Choices and Opportunities
A key issue to be considered when examining HRM from the employees' point of view is not only the degree to which they are able to choose to introduce and participate in HRM initiatives but also whether or not such initiatives provide greater opportunities for the recipients. The five chapters in this part of the book give the reader an insight into the way in which a range of very different HR initiatives offer both HR planners and those on the receiving end a variety of choices and opportunities, each of which is attended by a corresponding set of constraints and inhibitors.
Gunnigle and Morley examine the extent to which IR matters are integrated into strategic decision-making ...