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.

Assessment/Development Centre

Assessment/development centre

A recruitment or development process using a series of tests, interviews, group and individual exercises that are scored by a team of assessors in order to evaluate candidates.

The origins of assessment centres go back to the 1940s in the UK when they were used by War Office Selection Boards. They were developed because the then current officer selection system had resulted in a significant proportion of officers being subsequently rejected as unsuitable. The officer selection system at the time was based on interviews incorporating factors such as social and educational background, achievement in the “other ranks'” (if candidates were already serving in the military), and exceptional smartness in appearance and presentation. The revised selection process involving the development of what would now ...

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