Essentials of Human Resource Management

5th Edition

Authors: Shaun Tyson
Paperback ISBN: 9780750667951
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd May 2006
Page Count: 480


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Essentials of HRM combines a commentary on organizational behaviour with an explanation of human resource management techniques, and also acts as an introduction to industrial relations. It will prove an invaluable aid to those studying for professional qualifications, such as Membership of the Institute of Personnel Management or the Diploma in Management Studies, and for students on general business or social service courses. Equally, the practising manager will find this book a useful and practical guide.

Key Features

  • Integrates organizational behaviour, HRM systems, HRM policies, employment law and industrial relations in one all-embracing text
  • Invaluable introductory guide for students, practitioners and those studying for professional qualifications
  • Updated with new case study material to support the topics raised and add practical insight


Level 1/2 (first/second year) undergraduates, and for use on all introductory courses for HRM at colleges of further education. HNC/HND, DMS and those studying for their professional qualification.

Table of Contents

Part One The behavioural bases of human resource management; Individual differences; Groups; Organizations; Part Two The Developing strategic role of Human Resource Management; From Personnel management to HRM: how did this field of work develop?; Human Resource strategy; Human Resource planning; Part Three Recruitment and selection; Job analysis: defining effective performance; Recruitment; Selecting employees; Part Four Assessing performance and developing people; Induction; Assessing performance potential; Training and development; Part Five Rewards; Job evaluation; Pay and benefits; Conditions of service; Part 6 Industrial relations; The history and development of Trade Unions; Collective bargaining; Negotiation techniques; Disputes and ways of resolving conflicts; Consultation and participation; Employment law: Institutions and contracts of employment; Employment law: Managing employment relationships; The contribution of HRM to organizational performance


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About the Author

Shaun Tyson

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of the Human Resource Research Centre at Cranfield School of Management, UK