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.
Chapter 2.2: Human Resource Management and Organisations
Human Resource Management and Organisations
There are many different types of organisation in terms of size, industry, profitability, purpose, management style and philosophy. In that sense every organisation is different, even by comparison with similar sized organisations within the same industry and based in the same location. The real question is what does ‘different’ mean in this context? Some writers have explored this issue in terms of culture through the very practical definition of it as ‘the ways we do things around here’. However the ways in which organisations differ covers more than the features that would commonly be associated with culture. This section discusses the main features that could be expected to have an impact on how organisations differ and the ...