Studying Human Resource Management: A Guide to the Study, Context and Practice of HR, Third Edition

  • 5h 31m
  • Carol Woodhams, Stephen Taylor
  • Kogan Page
  • 2022

Studying Human Resource Management is an ideal textbook for anyone studying the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management.

Fully updated throughout, this book provides thorough coverage of the study of HRM, managing and co-ordinating the HR function, organisational performance and culture in practice as well as business issues in the context of HR. Written by experts in the field with both academic and practitioner experience, Studying Human Resource Management includes invaluable discussion on professional behaviours for people professionals and guidance on how to manage HR data and information and most importantly, how to use it to make evidence-based decisions. There are also now two brand new chapters on diversity and inclusion (D&I) and wellbeing at work.

Each chapter includes key learning outcomes to summarise the content that will be covered and to help students track their progress, reflective activities to consolidate learning and further reading suggestions to support wider engagement with areas of particular interest. This book also includes case studies to help students understand how the theory applies in practice. Online resources include Powerpoint slides, a lecturer guide and annotated web links.

About the Author

Stephen Taylor, Chartered CCIPD, is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Exeter Business School, UK and also a Chief Examiner for the CIPD. Based in Devon, UK, he previously taught at Manchester Business School and Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and has worked in a variety of management roles in the hotel industry and in the NHS.

Professor Carol Woodhams is Professor of Human Resource Management and Head of Department of People and Organisations at the University of Surrey, UK. She has held various positions within the CIPD including National Examiner for Designing and Delivering Training and Editor of the flexible learning materials at Intermediate and Advanced levels and is based in Surrey, UK.

In this Book

  • Walkthrough of Textbook Features
  • The People Management Contribution
  • The People Management Business Environment
  • Strategy and Structure
  • Contemporary People Management Issues
  • Shaping People Practice to Benefit Your Organisation
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice in HRM
  • The Behaviour of the People Professional
  • Glossary