Capstone HRM

Dynamics in the Workplace

Peter Holland, Robin Kramar

Capstone HRM: Dynamics in the Workplace provides students, academics and practitioners with an alternative view of activities associated with managing people at work.
Date Published :
October 2014
Publisher :
Tilde Publishing and Distribution
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ISBN : 9780734611826

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Capstone HRM: Dynamics in the Workplace provides students, academics and practitioners with an alternative view of activities associated with managing people at work. Assuming readers have a sound understanding of ‘best practice’ human resource management (HRM) techniques; it seeks to speak to people fascinated by the puzzle posed by the real world of human resource management (HRM). HRM broadly refers to the activities associated with the management of the people who do the work of organizations, while strategic HRM assumes that HRM activities are integrated with strategic objectives, and improve organizational performance. Unfortunately, often HRM policies represent an intent rather than the actual practice of managing people. Capstone HRM: Dynamics in the Workplace grapples with these complexities, adopting a framework which captures the inter-relationships between national and international (macro) factors, organizational (meso) factors, and individual and group dynamics (micro) operating in the workplace. This framework highlights a number of themes common to the modern, dynamic workplace, including:
• International and national factors
• Globalization
• The contradictions and ambiguities of HRM policies and practices
• The desire to measure outcomes
• The embedded nature of ethics in HRM and SHRM, and its relationship to CSR
• The valuing of human and social capital. Table of Contents: Part I The Terrain 1. Principles, practices, people; 2. Strategic HRM ; 3. Sustainable HRM Part II New Workforce - New Perspectives 4. Managing differences ; 5. Flexibility and design; 6. Human capital resourcing: Recruitment, selection, attraction, retention Part III Capacity Building 7. Managing effectiveness; 8. Distribution of organisational outcomes; 9. Learning and career development Part IV Epilogue 10. Boundaryless workforce: Organising HRM; 11. Integrating workplace dynamics; 12.The future: Reflections and new directions

About The Author

PETER HOLLAND is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Employee Relations in the Department of Management at Monash University Melbourne. Peter has worked in the Australian finance industry and has consulted to the private and public sectors in a variety of areas related to the field of human resource management and employee relations.

ROBIN KRAMAR is Professor in Human Resource Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia. Robin has a special interest in understanding and improving the position of women in the labor market. For more than 30 years she has been researching women in the labor market, equal employment opportunity, and developments in diversity management. Professor Kramar is part of the Cranet network, which researches human resource practices in more than 40 countries. Robin is Associate Dean Higher Degree Research at MGSM, and teaches a number of courses including HRM. She is also Associate Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources and a member of a number of editorial boards.

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