If you are looking for a comprehensive and authoritative guide to human resource management, you should check out Armstrong's Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice by Michael Armstrong and Stephen Taylor. This book is the bestselling and definitive resource for HRM students and professionals, which helps readers to understand and implement HR in relation to the needs of the business. It covers all the key areas essential to the HR function such as employment law, employee relations, learning and development, performance management and reward, as well as the HR skills needed to ensure professional success, such as leadership, managing conflict, interviewing and using people metrics for insightful analysis.
The book is aligned with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Profession Map and standards and is suited to both professionals and students of both undergraduate degrees and the CIPD's level 5 and 7 professional qualifications. It includes updated case studies and references to academic journals, professional magazines and recent research and surveys. It also covers new topics such as evidence-based HRM, e-HRM and the gender pay gap.
I found this book to be very informative, insightful and practical. It provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of HRM, as well as useful tools and tips for applying it in different contexts. The book is well-written, well-structured and well-presented, with full colour illustrations, tables, figures and diagrams. The book is also easy to read and navigate, with key learning points, summaries, source review boxes and case studies in each chapter. The online supporting resources are also very helpful for lecturers and students.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about HRM or improve their HR skills. It is a valuable reference for both academic and professional purposes. It is one of the best books on HRM out there today!
Armstrong, M. and Taylor, S. (2020) Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice. 15th edn. Kogan Page