Human Resource Management

A Concise Introduction

by Ronan Carbery and Christine Cross


This new textbook covers all major areas of HRM in a very clear and accessible style and, given the authors’ extensive teaching, practitioner and scholarly expertise, it is both engaging and practical. The Spotlight on Skills zone of the comprehensive and dynamic accompanying website features video interviews with over a dozen HR managers which provide invaluable real-life insights from experienced practitioners. -Maura Sheehan, NUI Galway, Ireland, and University of Brighton, UK
This book is a real winner. It is suitable for all students who need to have an understanding of HRM in order to complete their studies and maps on to the CIPD professional standards. -Linda Coles, University of Northampton, UK
The excellent range of contemporary case studies and international examples recognize the diversity of undergraduate business students. The Career Development chapter is also very strong and provides something different to other textbooks. -Fiona Robson, Northumbria University, UK
Finally a book that is written in a simple to understand language. The definitions are clear and the concepts adequately defined. In addition, the variety of features give a genuinely ‘real world’ view of the issues, and the Spotlight on Skills videos are particularly innovative. -Rea Prouska, Middlesex University, UK
This is a highly readable and engaging overview of the fundamental aspects of HRM. There is no shortage of good examples and opportunities for reflection and the HRM in the news, Spotlight on Skills and Active case studies are all excellent. Furthermore, the chapter on CSR is very welcome, as is the more detailed attention given to induction, which is often lacking in other textbooks. -Edel Conway,Dublin City University, Ireland
This textbook bridges some complicated aspects of theory and debate into practical applications, and covers the significant issues well in a clear and engaging manner. It opens up some contentious issues in an accessible way. The use of topical stories in the Active case studies, like the BP oil spill, brought material to life and would trigger good class discussions. -Geoff Plimmer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
I feel very positive about this text. It combines concrete coverage of all the core areas with interesting features. It is also one of the most clearly written and easy to read texts that I have seen. -Henrik Sørensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Human resource management: a concise introduction explains concepts in a way that students will immediately understand, is completely up-to-date, and contains a host of learning features which will really stimulate thinking. -Magda Bezuidenhout, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa