Strategic human resource management : corporate rhetoric and human reality / Lynda Gratton ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Gratton, Lynda
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999Description: xii, 248 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780198782032; 0198782039 (pbk.); 0198782047Subject(s): Personnel management | Strategic planningDDC classification: 658.3 LOC classification: HF5549 | .S884 1999Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information | WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Soft and Hard Models of Human Resource Management / Catherine Truss -- 3. Performance Management in Fast-Changing Environments / Philip Stiles. 4. The Rhetoric and Reality of 'New Careers' / Lynda Gratton and Veronica Hope Hailey -- 5. Managing Culture / Veronica Hope Hailey -- 6. Contextual Diversity for the Role and Practice of HR / Veronica Hope Hailey. 7. HRM Policies and Management Practices / Patrick McGovern -- 8. Transformation at the Leading Edge / Philip Stiles -- 9. People Processes as a Source of Competitive Advantage / Lynda Gratton -- 10. The Emerging Themes.
Summary: Summary: Based on close collaboration with a number of high-profile organizations, this book sheds light on the organizational responses to large-scale changes and details the changing demands made of employees in the process. This book goes beyond fashionable management rhetoric to uncover the reality of human resource management. The team of top researchers examines: the organizational strategies pursued in the face of fast-changing circumstances, the links between what is intended and what is realized, the way in which HR interventions impact on the individual, and the influence which HR strategies have on everyday management behaviour.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-238) and index.

Table of contents 1. Introduction --
2. Soft and Hard Models of Human Resource Management / Catherine Truss --
3. Performance Management in Fast-Changing Environments / Philip Stiles. 4. The Rhetoric and Reality of 'New Careers' / Lynda Gratton and Veronica Hope Hailey --
5. Managing Culture / Veronica Hope Hailey --
6. Contextual Diversity for the Role and Practice of HR / Veronica Hope Hailey. 7. HRM Policies and Management Practices / Patrick McGovern --
8. Transformation at the Leading Edge / Philip Stiles --
9. People Processes as a Source of Competitive Advantage / Lynda Gratton --
10. The Emerging Themes.

Summary:
Based on close collaboration with a number of high-profile organizations, this book sheds light on the organizational responses to large-scale changes and details the changing demands made of employees in the process. This book goes beyond fashionable management rhetoric to uncover the reality of human resource management. The team of top researchers examines: the organizational strategies pursued in the face of fast-changing circumstances, the links between what is intended and what is realized, the way in which HR interventions impact on the individual, and the influence which HR strategies have on everyday management behaviour.

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