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Human Resource Management [Paperback]

Derek Torrington , Laura Hall , Steven Taylor
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1 Nov 2005 0273646397 978-0273646396 6
Human Resource Management is the most comprehensive and accessible text available for those studying the subject at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It also meets the needs of those seeking to qualify as members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The book is written from a practical management perspective in a clear and engaging style. It includes full coverage of operational issues and introduces the major academic debates of relevance to the field.The book is divided into six core parts each of which contains chapters focusing on strategy, operations and skills. Numerous learning exercises and activities are included throughout the text and on its companion website. This fifth edition has been fully updated to take account of developments in professional thinking, academic research and employment legislation.

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  • Paperback: 810 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 6 edition (1 Nov 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273646397
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273646396
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 18.4 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 328,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The real life examples, quotes and case studies, together with the reference to the web-site links, will undoubtedly help to enhance the suitability of this text to a range of courses.  I will certainly recommend this text to my students.
Kirsten Krauth, Coventry Business School, UK

I have used this text over many years, both in the UK on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and overseas on MBA programmes, and have come to rely on its comprehensive mix of academic and practical insights into the world of HR. It is easy to follow, engaging in style, and keeps the reader’s interest up.
John Martin, Fellow of Hull University, UK

The structure of the book invites the student to elaborate self-steering learning and “ learn to learn” .
Jos Weel, University of Professional Education Hogeschool van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Derek Torrington 7th edtion over 250 multiple question to text your understanding
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a classic 7 Feb 2009
I have used this book during my undergraduate and postgraduate business + management degree.

It is of such depth and clarity that I almost needed no other sources for most of my essays + exams. The recommended readings are all essential, the theories mentioned more up to date than most other textbooks in the field (and I have looked at quite a few during my courses) and the structure + examples are very relevant.

It is definitely better than Beardwell's or Marchington's textbooks, and only matched by Bratton + Gold's textbook (which has a stronger practical focus I find but does manage to put theories into a broader context sometimes).

This is one of the best textbooks I have used during my academic career.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential tool for the HR Professional 7 April 2010
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This book is like a bible for anyone serious about HR. It is easy to follow and well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great HRM core text 25 Feb 2010
Very accessible, easy to use text for my students, and for me. Up to date, useful activities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource 24 Aug 2008
This book was the recommended text for the HR module on my MBA and I found it superb.
It is a great reference for all matters HR and yes whilst not able to cover everything in depth it does give the reader all the main subjects allowing them to research further if required.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Book! 7 Mar 2002
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This book is very suitable for everyone interested the subject Human Resources. It helped me quite a lot to go through my course as it explains extensively the above subject. Highly recommend especially for students as it explained the subject step by step.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Basic book on HRM 8 Nov 2013
By Nat
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Basic book on HRM 2006 so a bit dated but for the price it is reasonable and worth a buy1
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4.0 out of 5 stars good guide book for HR 25 Oct 2013
By Tony lu
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it plays a vital role in the module of Human Resource management, it can guide you during the study HR.
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5.0 out of 5 stars required for course
this book is well written, it has all the answer require to complete the course and more it tells you your rights at work.
Published 5 months ago by lord porthleven
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
very good book for students studying human resource management. it has good and simple explanation which will help one to understand human resource.
Published 6 months ago by ESE
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty useful
I bought this book to complete my understanding of my university HRM studies, so far, i haven't been through the entire book, howerver i do use it as a support. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Agatha C.
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
Published on 10 Jan 2011 by Mr. R. J. Milliken
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Easily the best HR textbook that I have used, readable and understandable to both HR specialists and business-people alike.Human Resource Management
Published on 16 April 2010 by Malcolm G. Green
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
I read only this book for my H.R studies so i can not compare with others but what i get from this book is enough for me so it is good if you have interest in H. Read more
Published on 11 Oct 2009 by Shakeel
4.0 out of 5 stars its good!!
The book: The book is a great utility for readers of degree level or lower to really grab an understanding of what differing topics in HR are roughly about, such as equality &... Read more
Published on 16 Dec 2003 by Mr. S. O. Donnell
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