The new edition of this SAGE Handbook builds on the success of the first by providing a fully updated and expanded overview of the field of human resource management. Bringing together contributions from leading international scholars - and with brand new chapters on key emerging topics such as firm ownership, talent management, engagement and big data - the Handbook focuses on familiarising the reader with the fundamentals of applied human resource management, while contextualizing practice within wider theoretical considerations. Internationally minded chapters combine a critical overview with discussion of key debates and research, as well as comprehensively dealing with important emerging interests. The second edition of this Handbook remains an indispensable resource for advanced students and researchers in the field. PART 01: Context of Human Resource Management; PART 02: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management; and PART 03: Contemporary Issues.

Health, Safety and Well-being
Health, safety and well-being
Rebecca Loudoun Richard Johnstone
Introduction

Health and safety in the workplace has a long history. As far back as 1950 the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) formed a joint committee to improve health and safety at work and subsequently required every member state to establish preventative occupational health and safety (OHS) national policies (WHO, 1995). Although many improvements in health and safety at work have resulted from these and other initiatives, much of the gains have not been fully shared, with many workers still experiencing sickness, diseases and injuries due to workplace hazards and risks as evidenced by the high numbers of occupational illnesses, diseases ...

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