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.
The full range of training and development activities aimed at maximising the actual and potential contribution of an employee to the business over both the short and longer term.
Development is a generic term covering all educational, training and development activity with both informal and formal intentions. Informal intentions are not directly related to the actual outcomes of the intervention, but they nevertheless represent important reasons for undertaking the activity. For example, by funding employee self-selected development activity the culture of an organisation could change, making organisationally relevant development more acceptable and also making it easier to manage and achieve change. Over recent years the nature of both employment and the psychological contract has changed with a lower expectation of long-term employment and a ...