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.

Human Resource Management (HRM) and Personnel Management (PM)

Human resource management (HRM) and personnel management (PM)

Human resource management (HRM): The management discipline that specialises in the management of people in organisations.

Personnel management (PM): The management function which coordinates the activities associated with the people needs of an organisation, including employee selection, training and development, rewards, and union-management relations.

Over the course of human history society has changed as knowledge, resources, human development, technology, science, law and culture have evolved. Organisations have also changed over the years as they have adapted to emerging technologies, labour capabilities, markets for products and services, and the prevailing view of work and its role in human life, etc. The approach to managing people has also changed in response to all of ...

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