People Management and Performance

People Management and Performance

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Do human resource management practices actually work? This timely and engaging volume examines the links between people management practices and organizational performance. Focusing on the implementation and impact of HR strategies, the book puts forward a model, which draws attention to: The importance of the culture and values of the organization The needs of professional knowledge workers The links between human resources and performance People Management and Performance takes a critical view of how and why HR practices have had a positive impact on a range of organizations and also considers the implications for theory and practice. Incorporating case studies from well known organizations, such as Nationwide and Selfridges, this book will be of interest to graduate students of HRM and business and management, as well as practitioners working in the field.Business performance, it is argued, improves when HR practices mutually reinforce the choice of competitive strategy. ... For example a strategy based on cost leadership will result in minimal levels of investment in human capital with lowanbsp;...

Title:People Management and Performance
Author:Fellow in Human Resource Management John Purcell, John Purcell, Nicholas Kinnie, Juani Swart, Bruce Rayton, Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine Susan Hutchinson, Susan Hutchinson
Publisher:Routledge - 2008-09-03


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