Human Resources Management Essay

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eory Page i Human Resource Management Theory and practice Page ii This page intentionally left blank. Page iii Human Resource Management Theory and practice second edition John Bratton and Jeffrey Gold Page iv First published 1999 by MACMILLAN PRESS LTD Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6XS and London First published in North America 2000 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 10 Industrial Avenue Mahwah, New Jersey 07430 Copyright © 1999 by John Bratton and Jeffrey Gold All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form, by photostat, microform, retrieval system, or any other means, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Publishers 10 Industrial Avenue Mahwah, New Jersey 07430 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bratton, John Human resource management : theory and practice / John Bratton and Jeffrey Gold – 2nd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0–8058–3862–7 (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. Personnel management. I. Gold, Jeffrey. II. Title. HF 5549 .B789 2000 658.3--dc21 00-033167 Books published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates are printed on acid-free paper, and their bindings are chosen for strength and durability. Printed in Great Britain 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v To our families Amy, Andrew and Jennie Bratton Susan and Alma Gold And to the memory of our parents: Arthur and Florence Bratton and Harry Gold Page vi After a few years away from their MBA programs, most managers report that they wish they had focused more on people management skills while in school. Margaret Wheatley, Leadership and the New Science, 1994, p. 144 Page x Manpower planning Human resource planning Reconciling the soft–hard dilemma External and internal labour Career management HRM in practice

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