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.