The latest offering of the popular textbook from respected author team of John Bratton and Jeff Gold. Authoritatively and expertly written, the sixth edition builds on the enduring strengths of this well-established book, with important updates and revisions to bring it in line with the ever-changing business world. While exploring the practical implementation of human resource management, the book also exposes and confronts the debates and tensions inherent in the employment relationship, encouraging the reader to reflect critically on the realities of contemporary HRM. The myriad of different theories underpinning human resource management are discussed as well as their impact on organizations, managers and workers. The new edition will continue to be a core textbook for HRM modules on undergraduate business and management degree courses, and may also be used on some postgraduate and MBA courses. New to this Edition: - Two new chapters on important key issues of Ethics in HRM and Green HRM - Brand new chapter opening vignettes setting the scene with real-world industry examples and new and updated examples for the popular 'HRM and Globalization' and 'HRM in Practice' features - Expanded suite of 'HRM as I see it' video interviews with real life HR managers from organizations such as Unilever, Springer Nature and insights from the Equality and Human Rights Commission - Coverage of contemporary themes such as line managers' roles in HRM, bullying, diversity and inequality - Over 100 new references, bringing the discussion right up to date Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at bloomsburyonlineresources.com/human-resource-management-6e. These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.
About the authors
John Bratton is Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Work and Community Studies at Athabasca University, Canada, and a Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He has taught a variety of sociology courses, including classical social theory, over a career of 30 years. He is the author of Japanization at Work and co-author of Workplace Learning: A Critical Introduction with Jean C. Helms Mills, Timothy Pyrch, and Peter Sawchuk; Work and Organizational Behaviour with Militza Callinan, Martin Corbett, Carolyn Forshaw, and Peter Sawchuk; and Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice, now in its fifth edition, with Jeff Gold.