This week, our Resource List of the Week focuses on Human Resources. Before starting, let’s give a definition to this topic.
What is the meaning of Human Resources?
According to the Business Dictionary, Human Resources can be defined as
“The division of a company that is focused on activities relating to employees. These activities normally include recruiting and hiring of new employees, orientation and training of current employees, employee benefits, and retention. [It was] formerly called personnel.”
To better understand the topic, we suggest you read the following titles and resources.
Learning for Organizational Development – Arney, Eileen.
This title outlines the methodologies to design, deliver and evaluate effective learning and development (L&D) programmes. The book is a core text for those studying for L&D qualifications due to, its explanation on enhancing individual performance and organizational success. Also, the volume includes the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Intermediate level as well as a useful handbook for L&D professionals looking to further their understanding of the latest developments.
Human Resources or Human Capital – Wiley, J.
This book discusses different approaches to measurements and indicators which enable effective management of Human Resources. Firstly, it debates if people really are one of the most important assets in organisations; secondly, it delineates how some individuals can undoubtedly be the most important drivers of value of a company.
Human Resource Management – Noe.
This title provides students with examples of how HR management is used in real life situations. Firstly, throughout the text, it discusses how the relationships between various HR topics are interwoven; then, it gives an introduction to the field based on sound theoretical concepts and practice.
Developing People and Organisations – Stewart, J. Rogers, P.
This book covers key topics including organisation design and development; developing coaching and mentoring in organisations, and meeting OD needs and developments in HRD. Furthermore, it includes reflective activities, annotated further reading, a glossary and case studies to encourage the application of theory to a practical working environment. Finally, there are online supporting resources which include an instructor’s manual, additional case studies, multiple-choice questions and annotated web links.
Management and Organisational Behaviour – Mullins, L J.
This title is written in an engaging style and packed with contemporary references to management research and practice. Additionally, it includes a range of real-life examples and case studies which illustrate the theories of human behaviour at work along with the influence that individuals, leaders and groups have on organisational performance. Using questions, exercises and a clear layout, this book enables students to think critically; develop personal and professional skills for work and study; reinforce and assess knowledge and understanding; navigate through the text efficiently and effectively; and succeed in project work, research and exams.
This academic paper looks at the fundamentals parts that make up human resource management. These components include resource policies, employee resourcing, performance management, reward systems, resource development, employee relations and internal management.
This academic text offers a comprehensive and accessible analysis of contemporary theories and concepts in key human resources activities. It encourages students to think critically and evaluate the nature of HRM in order to develop a deeper understanding of employment relations.
HR Basics – Gregg Learning
HR Basics is a series of short courses, designed to highlight what you need to know about a particular human resource management topic. In this instalment, it defines human resource management with a simple model.