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The contemporary workplace is ever changing. In many countries the effects of ecomic globalization has seen the rise in zero-hour contracts, the erosion of trade union power and income inequality. In addition, high-performance work systems, business ethics and environmental sustainability are w creating tremendous challenges in many organizations. These developments play out amongst differing national and international contexts. This fluid and diverse environment makes it even more important to understand the myriad of different theories underpinning human resource management and to explore its impact on organizations, managers and workers. This engaging textbook provides an essential introduction to both the 'how' and 'why' of human resource management; it looks at the way organizations manage human capability, but also exposes the tensions inherent in the employment relationship, encouraging the reader to reflect critically on the realities of contemporary HRM. Building on the success of the previous five editions, this new edition includes: * Two new chapters on Ethics in HRM and Green HRM * New 'HRM as I see it' video interviews with real life HR managers sharing their experiences on managing people in organizations, accessible through a new interactive ebook * New 'HRM and Globalization' features discussing the particular challenges faced by international organizations * New 'HRM in Practice' features exploring practical implementation of HR theories * Coverage of contemporary themes such as line managers' roles in HRM, bullying, diversity and inequality * Over 100 new references, bringing the discussion right up to date * An extensive online resource centre with further teaching and learning materials, accessible at www.palgravehighered.com/bg-hrm-6e.
John Bratton is Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. Jeff Gold is Professor of Organization Learning at Leeds Beckett University, UK
Jeff Gold, John Bratton
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