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  • Managing human capital in the public sector 2/e
  • Mello DM
  • ISBN: 9780627041969
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627041976
  • 308 Pages | Published: 2024

Employees are key and indispensable assets of any institution. The title of the book Managing human capital in the public sector represents a paradigm shift away from human resources to human capital. In this paradigm, the focus is the value attached to employees and all the concomitant activities associated with people management. The second edition of this book represents an improved offering which is customised to latest developments in the market, reviews from scholars and input from lecturers who have used the first edition.


Managing human capital in the public sector is rooted in theory while using case studies situated in a public sector environment, as practical applications to enhance the learning experience. The book supports a problem-based learning approach and should prepare graduates for their duties in a human capital environment, with minimal on-the-job training required.


Contents include the following:

•     Strategic human capital management

•     Job analysis, acquisition and assimilation of employees into the workplace

•     Employment equity and managing diversity

•     Employee compensation

•     Motivating employees

•     Performance management and development

•     Training and development

•     Career management

•     Talent and retention management

•     Employee relations

•     Managing employee health and wellness


Managing human capital in the public sector is aimed at academics, researchers and practitioners in the field of Public Administration and Management, and also at both undergraduate and postgraduate students in this field.

Chapter 1 Contextualising human capital management

Chapter 2 Strategic human capital management

Chapter 3 Job analysis, acquisition, and assimilation of employees into the workplace

Chapter 4 Employment equity and managing diversity

Chapter 5 Employee compensation

Chapter 6 Motivating employees

Chapter 7 Performance management and development

Chapter 8 Training and development in the public sector

Chapter 9 Career management

Chapter 10 Talent and retention management

Chapter 11 Employee relations

Chapter 12 Managing employee health and wellness

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