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.

A Trail of Clues for Graduate Trainees

A Trail of Clues for Graduate Trainees

A trail of clues for graduate trainees
DianePreston and CathyHart

There have been so many changes in this one year that I have worked here. It's been great to witness. They are being far too ambitious though, they are going far too quickly. Trying to change a culture, which is what they have done, in the space of a year, is too fast, it's not been gradual enough.

Learning about the organization and what is expected in terms of one's allocated role within it (organizational socialization) is a crucial lesson for any employee. Understanding both the formal and informal sides of the organization determines the individual's survival within it. It is necessary to know what is expected in terms of the ...

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