Strategic People Management and Development

Theory and Practice

Use this textbook to understand how and why to align people management strategies with organisational objectives.
Imprint: CIPD - Kogan Page
EAN: 9781398607606
Edition: 6
Format: 248x190
408 pages

About the book

Strategic People Management and Development maps to the CIPD Level 7 module 'People Management and Development strategies for performance'.

It focuses on the need for evidence-based and outcome-driven practice in the people profession and explains how HR and Learning and Development (L&D) professionals can create value and drive performance in an organisation. It provides a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of how to lead and manage employees and effectively develop a workforce as well as extensive coverage of how to ensure professionalism and ethical behaviour in the people function. This book also includes discussion of organisation development and how high-performance work practices drive positive organisational and employee outcomes.

This book also includes practical advice on key HR activities including recruitment, job design,and reward. Fully updated throughout, this book includes case studies to help students see how the theory applies in practice, reflective practice activities to help them think critically about the content and self-test their learning progress as well as 'explore further' boxes to encourage wider reading. Online resources include an instructor's manual, lecture slides, and sample essay questions.

About the authors

Gary Rees is Head of the Organization Studies and Human Resource Management at Portsmouth Business School. He is based in Portsmouth, UK.

Ray French was previously Principal Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at Portsmouth Business School. He is based in Portsmouth, UK.

This is a highly relevant and applied book which is effectively mapped to the Level 7 CIPD module 7002. Throughout the book there are case studies from a range of sectors and organisational settings, which brings the learning to life.

Senior Lecturer in HRM, University of Essex