The Sage Course Companion on Human Resource Management is an accessible introduction to the subject that will help readers to extend their understanding of key concepts and enhance their thinking skills in line with course requirements. It provides support on how to revise for exams and prepare for and write assessed pieces. Readers are encouraged not only to think like an HRM student but also to think about the subject critically.

Designed to compliment existing textbooks for the course, the companion provides:

  • Easy access to the key themes in HRM
  • Helpful summaries of the approach taken by the main course textbooks and their strengths and weaknesses
  • Guidance on the essential study skills required to pass the course
  • Sample exam questions and answers, with advice on common themes that must always be addressed, how to use information effectively and pitfalls to advoid
  • Themes that run throughout the major points covered by the book
  • Taking it Further sections that suggest how readers can extent their thinking beyond the ‘received wisdom’

Much more than a revision guide for undergraduates, it is an essential tool that will help readers take their course understanding to new levels and help them achieve success in their undergraduate course.

Health, Safety and Welfare

Health, safety and welfare

The Scope of Health, Safety and Welfare at Work

Although the level of accidents and injuries at work has fallen dramatically over the past few decades it is still a significant factor in the lives of many people as the following sample of health and safety statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website (accessed January 2007) shows:

Key HSE figures for 2005–2006

III health:

  • 2 million people suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by work.
  • 523,000 of these were new cases in the last 12 months.
  • 1,969 died of mesothelioma (2004), and thousands more from other occupational cancers and lung diseases.


  • 212 workers were killed at work, a rate of 0.7 per 100,000 workers.
  • 146,076 injuries were reported under ...
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