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Human Resource Management: An Introduction

Human Resource Management: An Introduction

Trevor Bolton

ISBN: 978-0-631-19626-6

Jan 1997, Wiley-Blackwell

312 pages

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From planning human resources through recruitment and selection, training and development, appraisal and reward management to welfare and redundancy, this introductory text follows the natural cycle of HRM activity in a way that is intuitive and accessible to the student. The international and European content gives a broader context for the student than any other text in the field, and makes it essential reading for those taking BA business studies, and other management degree programmes and profession Diploma and Certificate courses in peresonnel and human resource management.
List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Preface: How to Use This Book.


1. Introduction.

2. Planning Human Resources.

3. Recruitment: The Initial Stages.

4. The Recruitment Media.

5. Selection.

6. Equal Opportunities.

7. The New Employee.

8. Training and Development: The UK Experience.

9. Training and Development Methods.

10. Job Evaluation.

11. From Performance Appraisal to Performance Management.

12. Reward Management.

13. Restructuring the Workforce: Corporate Downsizing.

14. Employee Welfare.

15. The Influence of Europe: Implications for UK Human Resource Managers.

16. The Management of Human Resources: A Comparison - Germany and Spain.

17. Training in Europe: A Brief Consideration.

18. Conclusion.

19. Appendix: The Influence of the European Union.


  • Specifically written for students new to HRM.

  • Very clear chapter format - follows natural HRM cycle in structure.

  • Suitable for a modular new university (semester style) course.

  • Contains European material/perspective.