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.



Resourcing is the process of bringing into an organisation personnel who will possess the appropriate education, qualifications, skills and experience for the post(s) offered. Retention is about those policies and practices that encourage and create positive working conditions and an environment that encourages employees to stay with the company in the longer term.

Resourcing broadly covers three main areas of HR activity:

  • Recruitment This stage of the resourcing process is about identifying and bringing forward an appropriate pool of potentially appropriate candidates from which a specific selection of the individual will be chosen for the next stage in the resourcing process. As such it consists of a number of distinct features:
    • Identification of a vacancy – people leave a company for many reasons (creating potential ...

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