Publisher: Kogan Page, 2003, 981 pages
This eight edition of the best-selling Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice has been fully updated to take acount of the latest developments in HRM.
Detailing every aspect of human resource management, this comprehensive handbook considers the function in relation to the needs of the business as a whole. Recognizing HRM as a strategic process, Michael Armstrong offers clear, practical advice on how companies can maximize the effectiveness of the HRM function and ensure that it makes a major contribution to organizational success.
Covering a wide range of topics, this nw edition is packed with all the essential information on HRM theory and best practice, and offers a fresh view of areas such as:
The Handbook is an essential guide for students taking a Master's degree in HRM as well as CIPD students. This edition features considerable revisions to areas such asd:
My first impression was: talk about bible like…
After having started to read it, I was very impressed of the width of the subjects covered. It was in reality everything that could go into an MBA course on HRM, with pointers to more in-depth reading on the side.
This must be one of the very best HRM starting books on the market, it explains all concepts, even the criticisms, and manages to do so in a very readable and coherent way. To all yoy guys/gals out there that didn't specialise in HRM in your MBA courses, this book will (nearly) make you an expert in the subject.