Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.

Discrimination, Diversity and Equality

Discrimination, diversity and equality

Discrimination is about favouring one group of people (or an individual) to the detriment of others. Equality seeks to prevent discrimination. Diversity is about seeking to go beyond equality and ensuring that organisations are able to capture the benefits of ‘difference’ between human beings as a means of achieving a competitive advantage.

Discrimination, diversity and equality are areas associated with the practice of HRM that are about ensuring that, as a minimum, the law in relation to equality of opportunity is complied with, but also that the maximum potential and contribution to the organisation from each individual can be realised. The law seeks to ensure that employers do not discriminate against particular categories of people and that management decisions ...

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