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.
A career path refers to the actual or planned sequence of jobs that an individual has enjoyed (if looking backwards) or might be expected to follow during the course of their working life (if looking forwards). Career management refers to the design and implementation of processes that enable individual job moves to be managed in a way that encompasses organisational and individual career perspectives.
Career management is about balancing the needs of the individual with the needs of the organisation. It inevitably forms part of the HR planning [Page 42]process and has close links to succession planning, employee development and management development. From an individual perspective therefore, career management reflects the developmental practices and processes that the person undertakes when seeking to pursue their ...