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.

Getting the Story Straight

Getting the Story Straight

Getting the story straight
ChristopherMabey, TimothyClark and DeniseSkinner

Put simply, this book sets out to answer three questions. First, a decade or so from its arrival, is HRM delivering on its promises? Second, if it is delivering, are the changes in workplace policies and practices truly strategic in nature? Third, if and where changes are occurring in the name of HRM, who is benefiting? In order to find answers we have chosen to consult exclusively those on the receiving end of HRM. For the reasons we outlined in the Introduction we believe this to be a more credible source than those with a vested interest in sustaining the rhetoric of HRM on the one hand, and those who will always be ideologically suspicious of ...

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