Human Resource Management

Theory and practice, fifth edition

by John Bratton and Jeff Gold

Endorsements for the new edition

The fifth edition of Bratton and Gold’s Human Resource Management has been endorsed by a wide range of academics from institutions across the UK, Europe, Canada and the US:
If you only read one HRM book read this one: it’s brimming with clearly explained concepts and contemporary examples and covers everything you need to engage with the debates, either as a student or a practitioner. If only all textbooks were this good! -Keith Grint, University of Warwick, UK
The theoretical insights this edition offers will raise the intellectual bar for HR studies and, hopefully, it will prompt some serious thought among practitioners about what needs to change. -Robert Storey, McMaster University, Canada
The writing is highly accessible and the examples used have contemporary relevance. These features optimise student engagement as the text has empirical meaning for the reader. -Geraint Harvey, Swansea University, UK
This is undoubtedly a very well established and highly regarded HRM text. The new edition brings a freshness and vitality to the study of HRM. -Ciara Nolan, University of Ulster, UK
I really like the features a lot – one of the most appealing things about this book is how many of the cases are international. -Laura Parks, James Madison University, US
The clarity is very good: the authors present complex ideas and theories/models in ‘normal’ language. This is a very strong point! -Willem de Nijs, Radboud University, the Netherlands
The book is well written, as is the explanation of key concepts. The style is engaging and critical…The authors seek to address complexity and competing views with engaging and coherent narrative supported with timely examples. It is clear that a great deal of work and thought has gone into the text. -Robert McMurray, Durham University, UK