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  • Introduction to Human Resource Management 2/e
  • Meyer M, Kruger-Pretorius E
  • ISBN: 9780627041679
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627041686
  • 370 Pages | Published: 2024

Since the mid-1990s, South Africa has undergone a significant transformation, including the establishment of a democratic government and the implementation of laws and policies aimed at promoting equality and diversity in the workplace. Human resource management (HRM) has also evolved over time to address the unique challenges and historical context of the country, with many HRM efforts being made to eliminate discrimination based on race, gender, disability and other protected characteristics. Introduction to human resource management provides an overview of the principles of HRM and how it contributes to achieving not only organisational goals but national goals as well, within the unique South African context.

Introduction to human resource management examines the essential aspects of the practice of HRM in the modern workplace. Essential theory is supplemented with practical guidelines for managing employees as well as other general functions in an organisation.

Contents include the following:

-        Macro-environmental factors

-        Workforce planning and talent management

-        Recruitment and selection

-        Induction, orientation and onboarding

-        Performance management and appraisal

-        Human resource development

-        Management, leadership and motivation

-        Remuneration

-        Employee wellness, health and safety

-        Laws regulating the human resource management function


Introduction to Human Resource Management is aimed at undergraduate students at further and higher education institutions within South Africa as well as managers and human resource practitioners. 

Chapter 1 Human Resource Management: an introduction

Chapter 2 Macro-environmental factors that influence human resource management

Chapter 3 Workforce planning and talent management

Chapter 4 Recruitment and selection

Chapter 5 Induction, orientation, and onboarding

Chapter 6 Performance management and appraisal

Chapter 7 Human resource development

Chapter 8 Career management

Chapter 9 Management, leadership and motivation

Chapter 10 Organisation development

Chapter 11 Reward, recognition, and remuneration

Chapter 12 Employee wellness, health, and safety

Chapter 13 Laws regulating the human resource management function

Chapter 14 Labour relations management – policies, procedures, and practic­es at organisational level

Chapter 15 Human resource technology

Chapter 16 International human resource management

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