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Contemporary Themes in Strategic People Management
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The case for Strategic People Management Corporate governance: ensuring propriety for performance The contribution of environmental scanning to organisational learning and strategy development The influence of Civil Society Organisations on strategic people management in the UK standard setting and behavioural compliance The critical role of the front line manager in operationalizing people management strategies: competence-based selection, performance management and management development in the police service Violation of the psychological contract in employment: causes and consequences Building an effective employer brand: its contribution to effective resourcing Psychometric assessment and personality questionnaires survey results and case study findings The value of competency=based interviewing in recruitment and selection decisions: the right people, in the right place, at the right time, with the right competencies Talent Management practices: their importance in the recruitment and retention of employees Performance management: encouraging champions and cheats The strategic value of being a learning organisation Knowledge management: interventions for retaining human capital Developing Leadership: keep looking in the mirror Employee development: a journey towards competence Approaches to workplace learning: learning on-demand and work based learning Coaching for employee and organisational performance: a strategic intervention Mobile technology: maximising its benefits to the management of organisations The strategic value of maximising the benefits of employee well-being Health and Safety at work: looking after hearts and minds HRM adding-value: managing and measuring HR's contribution Managing change and the role of HRM More effective implementation of strategic change: managing the change process Strategic people management in an international context: the challenges of managing international assignments.

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This is an exciting and welcomed text that meets the needs of a number of different groups. Contemporary Themes in Strategic People Management addresses a number of key and important issues facing organisations, whether public, private or those in the third sector. It provides a critical link between the theoretical models and frameworks and the real world, through a case study approach. Unusually it provides flexibility in its use, which will appeal to a number of different groups and, as important, caters for different learning styles. At a time when people are a critical resource to the survival of any organisation, its arrival is very timely.' - Chris Bristow, Director of Graduate Programmes and Corporate Learning, Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK 'This text provides a welcome, practice based, contribution to the most critical task facing today's organizational leaders: how to manage their people.' - Mike Dunn, Director of Research, Department of Management and Security, Cranfield University, UK 'This book couldn't come at a better time. It addresses so many of the key HR issues that need to be faced, whilst its focus on theory and practice provides students with genuine insights into critical principles and their application in the real world. The authors are to be congratulated on pulling together such a comprehensive survey of such a significant topic, giving HR its rightful place as a key part of strategic leadership and management.' - David Pardey, Senior Manager, Research & Policy, Institute of Leadership & Management, UK

About the Author

DAVID HALL is a Principal Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Studies at University of Portsmouth Business School, UK. STEPHEN PILBEAM is a Principal Consultant in HR and a former Principal Lecturer in Human Resources and Organisational Studies at the University of Portsmouth Business School, UK. MARJORIE CORBRIDGE is a Principal Lecturer and former Associate Dean of University of Portsmouth Business School, UK.

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'This is an exciting and welcomed text that meets the needs of a number of different groups. Contemporary Themes in Strategic People Management addresses a number of key and important issues facing organisations, whether public, private or those in the third sector. It provides a critical link between the theoretical models and frameworks and the real world, through a case study approach. Unusually it provides flexibility in its use, which will appeal to a number of different groups and, as important, caters for different learning styles. At a time when people are a critical resource to the survival of any organisation, its arrival is very timely.' - Chris Bristow, Director of Graduate Programmes and Corporate Learning, Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK 'This text provides a welcome, practice based, contribution to the most critical task facing today's organizational leaders: how to manage their people.' - Mike Dunn, Director of Research, Department of Management and Security, Cranfield University, UK 'This book couldn't come at a better time. It addresses so many of the key HR issues that need to be faced, whilst its focus on theory and practice provides students with genuine insights into critical principles and their application in the real world. The authors are to be congratulated on pulling together such a comprehensive survey of such a significant topic, giving HR its rightful place as a key part of strategic leadership and management.' - David Pardey, Senior Manager, Research & Policy, Institute of Leadership & Management, UK

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