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An Introduction to Human Resource Management

An Introduction to Human Resource Management

Fourth Edition
  • Nick Wilton - Oxford Brookes University, UK, University of the West of England, UK
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March 2019 | 632 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Reflecting the global nature of the workplace with its use of real world examples and case studies, the book goes beyond a prescriptive approach in the practice of strategic HRM, and offers a concise introduction that encourages critical reflection.

The NEW fourth edition includes:

  • Discussions on employee engagement, the role and benefits of social media, and the impact of culture and global mobility
  • The latest surveys and research and recent case studies and examples from a cross section industries and global companies, such as Zurich Insurance, Uber, Adobe, Deloitte and Netflix.
  • A FREE interactive eBook giving students digital access to all the content as well as author videos, case studies, web-links, journal articles and quizzes. Lecturers can also access PowerPoint slides, teaching videos, a testbank and an Instructor's Manual. 


Chapter 1: What is HRM?
Chapter 2: HRM and the Individual
Chapter 3: HRM, Strategy and Performance
Chapter 4: The Labour Market Context of HRM
Chapter 5: International HRM and the National and International Context
Chapter 6: People Resourcing
Chapter 7: Managing Performance
Chapter 8: Managing Reward
Chapter 9: Human Resource Development
Chapter 10: Employment Relations
Chapter 11: HRM, Equality and Diversity
Chapter 12: Careers and Talent Management
Chapter 13: The Management of Workplace Conflict
Chapter 14: HRM, Work and Well-being
Chapter 15: Current Trends and Future Challenges in HRM

Nick Wilton's An Introduction to Human Resource Management offers a comprehensive and multifaceted insight into the world of HRM that will be useful to both students and practitioners. Using a highly readable style and a multitude of real life examples, the reader becomes conversant with the latest trends as well as the basics of HRM theory.

Pia Carnegie
MA HRM Programme Lead, Buckinghamshire New University

This book is a comprehensive and insightful resource for any HRM module. Discussing all relevant issues in the field of HRM, it offers a contemporary review of key theoretical contributions along with updated examples and cases. Definitively, an essential tool for HRM students and practitioners alike.

Dr Stefano Cirella
Lecturer in Organisational Studies and Human Resources, University of Essex

Nick Wilton

Dr Nick Wilton is currently Associate Dean for Professional Education and Accreditation at Oxford Brookes Business School. For more than 20 years, he has taught at undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines including Human Resource Management and Development, employment relations and cross-cultural and international management. He is the author of an Introduction to Human Resource Management (5th ed.). His research interests include employability, careers and career development, and labour market inequality. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of work and employment, an Mphil in the management of... More About Author