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Macmillan Higher Education

People Management

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Palgrave

Pages: 360
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Paperback - 9780230291188

29 March 2013

$39.99

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Ebook - 9781137308450

15 March 2013

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At the heart of every organisation are the people that contribute to it. Neil Thompson's latest book offers an outstanding guide to the art of management by highlighting the, too often taken for granted, importance of staff...

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At the heart of every organisation are the people that contribute to it. Neil Thompson's latest book offers an outstanding guide to the art of management by highlighting the, too often taken for granted, importance of staff and their well-being at work. The result is a unique introduction to people management that focuses on getting the best, rather than simply the most, out of staff in the workplace.
 
Combining theory and practice in clear and sensitive balance, this book:

  • Is unrivalled in scope, covering 30 key tasks and challenges faced by managers, from recruitment and staff motivation to grievances and bullying.
  • Adopts a multidisciplinary approach applicable across many organisational settings for readers whatever their background.
  • Is written with the clarity and practical focus for which Neil Thompson is renowned, ensuring a navigable and intuitive companion for students and new and aspiring managers alike.

 
People Management is an ideal textbook for students taking courses on human resources, management and leadership across a range of fields, from Business and Organisation Studies to professional qualifications in Nursing, Social Work and related people professions. It also a rich and succinct tool for practising managers.

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The book's easy navigability and strong links to practice make this an ideal guide for professionals and practitioners as well as students
Multidisciplinary focus, broad appeal: draws on psychology, sociology, social policy, philosophy and anthropology, as well as specific management and human resource theory to tackle the problems of managing people across a wide range of professional settings
Human approach to management theory: written by an author renowned for marrying head and heart, this is one of the only books on management to explore its human side with chapters on spirituality, grief and mental health

Introduction
PART I: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF PEOPLE MANAGEMENT Equality and Diversity
Communication
Supervision
Recruitment, Selection and Workforce Planning
Induction
Workload Management
Appraisal and Performance Management
Staff Departures
Disciplinary Matters
Dealing with Grievances
PART II: ACHIEVING BEST OUTCOMES Leadership
Managing Change
Industrial Relations
Team development
Motivating Staff
Staff Retention
Career Planning
Mentoring and Coaching
Training and Development
Making Work Meaningful: Meeting Spiritual Needs
PART III: PROMOTING WELL-BEING Dealing with Stress
Health and Safety
Sickness Absence
Bullying and Harassment
Dealing with Conflict
Handling Aggression
Loss, Grief and Trauma
Mental Health Problems
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Inclusion
Guide to further learning
References
Index.
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NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 35 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He runs the Avenue Professional Development Programme, an online learning community for people professionals and edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His website is at www.neilthompson.info.

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NEIL THOMPSON is a highly respected writer, teacher and adviser, with over 35 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities, and is now a sought-after trainer, consultant and conference speaker. He runs the Avenue Professional Development Programme, an online learning community for people professionals and edits the free e-zine, THE humansolutions BULLETIN. His website is at www.neilthompson.info.

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