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.
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.
Great book for HRM study. New concepts, reference to new studies. This book directed me to multiple old foundational studies in motivation studies and also to newer concepts and studies on subjective well-being and employee engagement etc. Very good book for anyone studying HRM or Business.
As a university student who is studying human resource management as a part of my university course, I found this book to be extremely useful for both coursework and exam revision. This book is probably the primary book in its subject and I do strongly recommend it.