• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

The Legal Context, Including Contracts of Employment
The legal context, including contracts of employment

There exists a legal basis to the employment of people by an organisation and this section will seek to introduce the major themes of this aspect of HRM policy and practice. Specific statutes relating to employment legislation are enacted by Parliament in the UK (including the devolved Parliament in Scotland and the Welsh Assembly) and through provisions originating from European Union Law. The common law also has a significant impact on HR policy and practice, and establishes the basic duties and responsibilities of both employer and employee. Case law continually adapts and clarifies statutory provision in the light of particular circumstances presented to superior courts, which then become binding on the judgments ...

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