Title Resourcing and Talent Management, 7/e
Author Stephen Taylor
ISBN 9780749483852
List price GBP 46.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 512
Book size 191 x 242 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher Kogan Page Limited
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“An excellent, well written book that covers the range of recourcing and talent management issues facing organisations today in a manner which is both comprehensive yet accessible. This is essential reading for any student studying employee resourcing.”

Dr. Samantha Evans, Lecturer in Industrial Relations and HRM, University of Kent, UK


Resourcing and Talent Management provides broad and accessible coverage of key topics such as employment markets, flexibility, fairness, diversity, human resource planning, recruitment, employer branding, retention and retirement. Including in-depth discussion of dismissals and redundancy, this textbook is the essential companion for the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Resourcing and Talent Management module.

This fully updated 7th edition of Resourcing and Talent Management includes new information on social media and e-recruitment, additional discussion of flexible working and a brand new chapter on global resourcing. Including new international examples and case studies throughout this is essential reading for all students studying a resourcing, recruitment, selection or talent management module on HR or business masters degree. Online supporting resources for lecturers include an instructor’s manual, lecture slides and feedback on exercises included in the book. There are also brand new student resources including multiple choice questions, reflective questions and further reading.


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Chapter 1: Introduction • Resourcing and talent management • What is resourcing? • What is talent management? • Decision-making and evaluation • Adding value • Operations and strategy • Integration with other HRM activities

Chapter 2: Employment markets and regulation • Employment market conditions • The UK employment market • Attitudes to work • Introducing employment regulation • Regulation and resourcing and talent management • Debates about employment regulation

Chapter 3: Flexibility • Defining flexibility • Reasons for increased flexible working • Functional flexibility • Numerical flexibility • Temporal flexibility • Outsourcing • Criticisms of flexibility • Employability and mutual flexibility

Chapter 4: Fairness and diversity • Discrimination at work • Tackling inequality and promoting diversity • Equal opportunities v managing diversity • Practical employer initiatives • Discrimination law • Cultural diversity • Managing expatriates at home and abroad

Chapter 5: Human resource planning • What is HR planning? • Stages in traditional human resource planning • Forecasting future demand for human resources • Forecasting internal supply • Forecasting external supply • IT applications • The use of HR planning in practice • The case against HR planning • The case for HR planning • Adapting traditional HR planning • HR planning in an international context

Chapter 6: Job analysis and job design • Managing vacancy scenarios • Job analysis • Problems with the job analysis approach • Competency frameworks • Job design • Job sculpting

Chapter 7: Recruitment advertising • Introducing recruitment • Internal recruitment • External recruitment • Advertising in the media • Style and wording • Social media

Chapter 8: Alternative recruitment methods • Informal approaches • Using agents in the recruitment process • Education liaison

Chapter 9: Employer branding • Introduction • Brands and brand management • Defining employer branding • The benefits of employer branding • Establishing an employer brand • Employer rebranding exercises • Debates about employer branding

Chapter 10: Selection – the classic trio • Research in employee selection • Application forms • Shortlisting • Online sifting • Problems with interviews • The survival of the traditional interview • Varieties of interview format • Varieties of interview question • Structuring interviews • Remote interviews • Employment references • Criminal record checks

Chapter 11: Advanced methods of employee selection • Biodata • Ability testing • Personality testing • Professional issues in the use of selection tests • Assessment centres • Gamification

Chapter 12: The new employee • Contracts of employment • Specific contractual terms • The psychological contract • Induction

Chapter 13: Succession planning • Introduction • What is succession planning? • Traditional approaches • Contemporary approaches • Alumni

Chapter 14: Measuring and analysing employee turnover • Defining voluntary turnover • Does turnover matter? • Measuring turnover • Costing turnover • Benchmarking turnover

Chapter 15: Improving employee retention • Reasons for leaving • Exit routes • Diagnostic tools • Employee retention and reward • Employee retention and developmental opportunities • Employee retention and effective line management

Chapter 16: Retirement • Introduction • Population ageing • Employing older workers • Pension issues • Age discrimination law • Early retirement • Preparing employees for retirement • Post-retirement contact

Chapter 17: Dismissals • Introduction • Introduction to the law of unfair dismissal • Fair and unfair reasons • Reasonableness • Misconduct and poor performance • Ill-health dismissals • Documentation • Notice periods • Unfair dismissal claims • Qualifications and remedies • Wrongful dismissal • Best practice

Chapter 18: Redundancy • Defining redundancy • Avoiding redundancies • Selecting people for redundancy • Providing help for redundant employees • Redundancy payments • Managing the survivors • Other legal issues • Individual cases

Chapter 19: Resourcing and talent management strategies • Introduction • Taking a strategic approach • Aligning HR practices with business strategy • Alternative views of the HR–business strategy link • Talent management strategies

Chapter 20: The future of work • Introduction • Debates about the future of work • Long-term labour market trends • Globalisation • Regulation and government policy • Ethical awareness



About the Author:

Stephen Taylor, Chartered FCIPD, is a senior lecturer in Human Resource Management at the University of Exeter Business School. He is also a Chief Examiner for the CIPD. Before his academic career he worked in a variety of management roles in the hotel industry and the NHS. He is co-author of Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice, published by Kogan Page.

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An essential reading for any student studying employee resourcing.


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