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.

Learning Organisation

Learning organisation

The facilitation of learning for all employees and the constant transformation of the organisation in response to that new knowledge and ability. The term is intended to capture the ability of an organisation to focus on the individual learning that occurs within it and to capture the benefits available through it in shaping the way in which customer needs are met effectively and in a commercially successful manner.

It was Pedler et al. (1989) who began the discussion about what a learning organisation might be. They described it in terms of the facilitation of learning for all employees and the constant transformation of the organisation in response to that new knowledge and ability in effect suggesting that organisations could adapt to new understandings based ...

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