Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice by Michael Armstrong, Stephen Taylor

By Michael Armstrong, Stephen Taylor

The 11th version includes many additions and revisions. It covers significant advancements within the conception and perform of human source administration within the final 3 years. There are new chapters at the impression of HRM, company social accountability, excessive functionality paintings platforms, worker engagement, switch administration, resourcing method and perform and worker health. major alterations and enhancements were made to lots of the different chapters. The layout of the e-book has been significantly up-to-date with the purpose of supplying a textual content which inspires and enables higher studying. Chapters comprise key strategies and phrases, studying results, key studying issues, questions and additional examining permitting scholars to recap, mirror and attempt their studying.

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It is difficult, and it is best not to expect too much. For example, most of the managements who hurriedly adopted performance-related pay as an HRM device that would act as a lever for change have been sorely disappointed. However, the research conducted by Guest and Conway (1997) covering a stratified random sample of 1,000 workers established that a notably high level of HRM was found to be in place. This contradicts the view that management has tended to ‘talk up’ the adoption of HRM practices.

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And Fowler (1987) has stated: At the heart of the concept is the complete identification of employees with the aims and values of the business – employee involvement but on the company’s terms. Power in the HRM system, remains very firmly in the hands of the employer. Is it really possible to claim full mutuality when at the end of the day the employer can decide unilaterally to close the company or sell it to someone else? Focus on mutuality The importance of mutuality (the belief that management and employees share the same concerns and it is therefore in both their interests to work together) was emphasized by Walton (1985a) as follows: The new HRM model is composed of policies that promote mutuality – mutual goals, mutual influence, mutual respect, mutual rewards, mutual responsibility.

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