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Now in its sixth edition, Warnich's Human Resource Management in South Africa provides the complete introduction to Human Resource Management in the challenging business world of modern day South Africa. Dramatic changes in both the external and internal environment of organisations in South Africa since the beginning of the twenty-first century have resulted in employees increasingly expecting to be part of the decision-making process. This change, combined with developments in technology, means that human resource (HR) managers are now faced with new and important challenges. In this situation, increasing pressure is being exerted on HR managers in South Africa to make a more significant contribution to the success of their organisations - how can organisations in South Africa deal with the complexity, speed and magnitude of these changes and still create and achieve a competitive advantage?
The fifth edition of South African human resource management meets the ever-growing demand for an HRM compendium specific to South Africa. Written by South Africans, for South Africans, the book emphasizes the need to contextualise HRM locally and within the wider African context. The book offers value to anyone involved and/or potentially interested in the management of human resources on the African continent and demonstrates why HRM is at the core of the sustainable development challenges we face.
The fifth edition of this market-leading textbook on careers in the organisational context retains its popular blend of theory, classical and contemporary research, application activities and real-life case scenarios that represent the diverse population groups of South Africa.
The fifth edition has been comprehensively revised and updated to reflect the changes in the knowledge-based and technology-driven 21st century workplace.
Now in its fifth edition, Wärnich’s Human Resource Management in South Africa provides the complete introduction to Human Resource Management in the challenging business world of modern day South Africa.
Dramatic changes in both the external and internal environment of organisations in South Africa since the beginning of the twenty-first century have resulted in employees increasingly expecting to be part of the decision-making process. This change, combined with developments in technology, means that human resource (HR) managers are now faced with new and important challenges.
In this situation, increasing pressure is being exerted on HR managers in South Africa to make a more significant contribution to the success of their organisations – how can organisations in South Africa deal with the complexity, speed and magnitude of these changes and still create and achieve a competitive advantage?
South African higher education students have for the years 2015 and 2016 stood up to demand not only a free education but a decolonised, African-focused education. The calls for decolonisation of knowledge are the ultimate call for freedom. Without the decolonisation of knowledge, Africans may feel their liberation is inchoate and their efforts to shed Western dominance all come to naught.
Over the years various African leaders including Steve Biko wrote about the need to decolonise knowledge. The call for decolonisation is largely being equated with the search for an African identity that looks critically at Western hegemony. Biko sought the black people to understand their origins; to understand black history and affirm black identity. These are all embedded in the struggle to decolonise and search for African values and identities.
The contributors in this book treat several but connected themes that define what Africa and the diaspora require for a society devoid of colonialism and ready for a renewed Africa. “The discussions we develop and the philosophies we adopt on Pan Africanism and decolonisation are due to a bigger vision and for many of us the destination is African renaissance”. Everyone has a role to play in realising African renaissance; government, churches, universities, schools, cultural organisations all have a role to play in this endeavour.
Contemporary issues in human resource management 4e, is written by a team of international authors presenting the latest thinking on HRM in today's organisations. There is a strong focus on applying current theories and models to successful companies, both within the global and local contexts. The latest research in the field of HRM is used to demonstrate topical issues with a strategic and innovative perspective.
Do you know what knowledge and skills are required to manage training and development in the workplace? Do you know which principles, processes and procedures are required to design, develop, and evaluate training and development programmes? How can technology be used to improve your training and development programmes? Managing Training and Development focuses on the training and development of personnel from a human resource management perspective. It provides detailed discussions, case studies with case questions, self-evaluation questions, and activities to guide students through a wide spectrum of training and development issues, from legislation that impacts on education and training, such as South African Qualifications Authority, the NQF, the Skills Development Acts of the factors that influence the training and development of people in organizations, to benefit the individual and the enterprise by integrating theory and practice. This well-established South African textbook is written by well-respected professionals with a wide range of experience and provides a multi-disciplinary approach to training and development. Managing Training and Development 7e is suitable for senior undergraduate students of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Industrial Psychology, Management, and Business Management at universities, universities of technology, and private education and training providers.
People and their effective management are key to sustainable organisations. The authors of Human resource management, now in its fourth edition, combine their respective experience from both academia and the workplace to provide a balanced and useful book that covers the key principles for the effective management of people. The book has a sound theoretical base, which includes a wide range of topics from areas such as the human resource management function, strategic human resource management, organisational behaviour, leadership, labour legislation and labour relations. Furthermore, there are self-awareness exercises to assist readers in applying theory to their own insight. For those wanting to test their knowledge, each chapter contains multiple-choice questions. The five case studies at the end of the book create a further opportunity for readers to develop their ability to practically manage people. As with previous editions, the book has been written and designed in a user-friendly style and format and it available with a slideshow for each chapter.
GOOGLE Search: my job makes me...
- my job makes me miserable
YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING?!!! This was the authors' immediate reaction when they saw these prompts from Google (so many people had previously searched all of these that Google assumed they were going to as well). Consider how many millions of people need to have typed in these particular statements relating to their jobs for this to occur?
Are you feeling uncomfortable as you read them? Either because you feel the same way, or because you lead, own or work in a business full of people and if you’re brutally honest with yourself you may realise that this is quite possibly exactly how they feel. Do you have any tangible or quantifiable measure for how much this may be enhancing or diminishing your business bottom line? Most importantly, do you know what to do to meaningfully impact this? To create that work doesn’t suck! (step 1) And even better, is AWESOME! (step 2).
Brad Shorkend and Andy Golding are the co-founders of Still Human. They help businesses around the world remain relevant by creating exceptional employee experiences and being innovation-ready always, ultimately becoming Companies Behaving Awesomely.
Are you looking to raise your leadership game and have a deeper and more sustainable impact on your team, your organization, and your career? Are you interested in learning time-tested principles that help you engage more fully with team members, improve individual and team performance, and are aligned with your values? If so, leading with empathy may be the perfect leadership style for you.
Empathetic Leadership is written "from the heart" for business, government, academic, and non-profit leaders who wish to enhance performance, productivity, and employee engagement in their organizations and lead with kindness, courage, and confidence while promoting the greatest collective benefit. Offering 47 practical lessons from the author's career as a Human Resources leader, adviser, confidante, and coach, it provides clear ideas in an easy-to-digest format and a down-to-earth, relatable style.
Topics cover key areas of leadership, including:
Focus on these practical tips to bring out the best in your team and see your leadership skills and impact grow!
The unique focus of this book is its dual focus on management and supervision. The book offers a critical analysis of the contemporary debates related to issues and the challenges peculiar to social work management and supervision of social workers. Social welfare policy changes in South Africa in the past two decades, have had a radical impact on social work and affected all involved in social development. This has resulted in a requirement for increased accountability, improved quality and efficiency of service delivery. The book critically addresses both the management and supervision of social workers within a social development paradigm. It draws on South African and African practice examples as well as relevant research, but may also apply to other contexts and social service professions. Comprehensive, detailed, sound theoretical and conceptual frameworks are all essential in management and supervision in social work, as reflected in this exciting new book.
Today's human resource departments play a vital role in helping organizations achieve their strategic objectives and gain a competitive edge. As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, it's imperative that organizations leverage human resource information systems (HRIS) to make better people decisions and manage talent more effectively.
Human Resource Information Systems: Basics, Applications, and Future Directions is a thorough, accessible introduction to the HRIS field. The Fourth Edition includes a new chapter on social media, exploring how organizations can use social networks to recruit and select the best candidates.
A new HRIS Expert feature spotlights practitioners who share best practices and insights into HR professions.
Human Resource Management 10th edition is a comprehensive introduction written for undergraduate students. This title combines the experience of local and international authors to ensure broader perspectives of the field are discussed, as well as how they relate to the South African context.
This is a South African adaptation of the international text by Dessler, Human Resources Management and features the following: Engaging chapter openers; Theory and practical HRM issues very well integrated; Relevant and up-to-date SA case studies; Extensive critical thinking exercises and questions; SA sections on Strategic HRM, the impact of BBBEE and how HRM is linked to the process and important labour law issues and codes of practice.
Human Resource Management in Government: A South African Perspective On Theories, Politics And Processes explores the many facets of the employment relationship within government institutions.
These activities include strategic employment processes, such as talent management, trade union interactions, compensation, human resource governance (metrics) and the future of human resource management.
Dismissal remains the most thorough and comprehensive work available on a problem that confronts employers, lawyers, judges and arbitrators every working day – when is it fair to terminate the relationship with employees, for whatever reason this regrettable step may be deemed necessary? This work deals with all the circumstances in which dismissals arise and are challenged – from dismissals for misconduct and incapacity, through retrenchments, automatically unfair dismissals, dismissals of protected and unprotected strikers, to the procedures required before such dismissals can lawfully be effected and challenged. Written in the clear and readable style for which the author has become acclaimed, the exposition of each principle is illustrated with examples drawn from the case law. This third edition adds many judgments handed down since the second edition was published four years ago, and incorporates judgments law and statutory amendments that have been handed down or enacted since then. Dismissal forms a volume in a quartet by the author, and should where necessary be read with its companion volumes – Employment Rights, Collective Labour Law and Labour Litigation & Dispute Resolution.
This core textbook on human resource development (HRD) focusses on a topic that has emerged as one of the most dynamic and multifaceted areas of business and management for both academics and practitioners. Providing an engaging and succinct discussion of the topic, this textbook tackles HRD from a basic introductory level, covering the major areas of HRD, including strategic HRD, the interaction between leadership, talent management and HRD, and HRD in large and small enterprises. With a unique blend of theory and practice, alongside innovative learning tools such as videos and active case studies, this text will help students to succeed in their HRD courses and to develop important practical skills for their future career. This is the perfect textbook for first and second year undergraduate students, as well as for post-experience students, studying introductory modules on Human Resource Development, Training and Development, or Learning and Development.
In a world of work where recruiters are constantly hearing that their role is at risk from AI, robotics and chatbots, effectively attracting and recruiting the right people has never been more important. Leveraging the power of social media and digital sourcing strategies is only part of the solution and simply posting a job on Facebook or sending a LinkedIn InMail is no longer enough. The Robot-Proof Recruiter shows recruiters how to use the tools that reveal information that can be used to grab a potential candidate's attention in the overwhelming volume of information online.
Full of expert guidance and practical tips, this book explains what works, what doesn't and how you can stand out and recruit effectively in a world of technology overload. The Robot-Proof Recruiter will enable readers to become the recruiters that candidates trust and the ones that they want to talk to.
With essential guidance on how to overcome obstacles including how to recruit without an existing social media presence and for new companies without an established reputation as well as how to avoid becoming overwhelmed by social media, this is an indispensable book for all recruitment professionals and HR practitioners looking to recruit the right people for their organisation.
Strategic human resource management has been taken up by academics, consultants and practitioners alike. However, the integration of human resource strategy with overall business strategy is often easier in theory than in practice. Armstrong's Handbook of Strategic Human Resource Management provides a bridge between theory and practice, serving as a guide both to formulating human resource strategies and to implementing them. This completely revised sixth edition examines HRM and SHRM as well as organizational and functional strategies from a practical standpoint. It includes brand new chapters on developing and delivering HR strategy, implementing individual performance strategies, creating and executing a corporate social responsibility strategy as well as a new discussion of international HRM strategies. Full of case studies, checklists and practical examples, Armstrong's Handbook of Strategic Human Resource Management is an indispensable resource for all those who are involved in putting complex strategy into practice to effect positive and productive change. Online supporting resources include lecture slides, an instructor's manual and a student's manual complete with a bibliography and glossary.
Fundamentals of Human Resource Management provides a succinct yet comprehensive overview of the key issues shaping HRM today. The book explores the complex relationships between HRM and a range of organizational functions and encompasses the business, public and voluntary sectors. Using a wealth of real world examples, the text analyses HRM from a number of illuminating practical and theoretical perspectives. The book is arranged around four essential perspectives: environmental, organizational, strategic and operational. The text offers extensive coverage of contemporary HRM topics including ethics and diversity, knowledge management, and talent management. Highly topical coverage of how HRM has been affected by the global financial crisis and of how HRM is practiced in the world's developing economies is incorporated throughout. This book emphasises the operational realities of HRM within the wider business context, demonstrating the practical application of key HRM concepts.
Dr Mark Bussin has consistently contributed to the development of a host of human resource managers in the remuneration field in Africa via his corporate and consulting experience, wise counsel, writings, and hundreds of lectures, TV and radio interviews. He has developed a generation of remuneration experts, helped define the field of practice, and made a significant contribution to the national level of excellence in the field.
How we remunerate employees reflects the dynamics of the market and context in which we operate. It aligns at all times to the strategic direction and specific value drivers of the businesses within which our organisation operates. Remuneration plays a critical role in attracting, motivating and retaining high-performing individuals. Remuneration also reinforces, encourages and promotes superior performance.
Through variable remuneration linked to value drivers, superior performance is recognised and rewarded, while poor performance and under-achievement are coached and managed. Remuneration is never a stand-alone management process, but is rather fully integrated into other management processes, such as the performance management process, and the overall Human Resources policies.
As you're well aware, your individual energy ebbs and flows--leading to high and low productivity cycles. Fail to manage your energy correctly, and you risk falling into traps including inertia, complacency, and frenzied, unfocused activity that only erodes the quality of your life. The same holds true for your entire organization. In Fully Charged, Heike Bruch and Bernd Vogel provide tools and strategies to help you manage your company's collective energy. First, diagnose your company's "energy state" using the Organizational Energy Matrix. By assessing the intensity (high or low) and the quality (positive or negative) of the energy in your enterprise, you discover which of four energy states your company is experiencing. Second, move your company out of dangerous states characterized by complacency, cynicism, aggression, withdrawal, and other perils. By applying practices mastered by companies as diverse as Airbus, Novartis, SAP, and Tata Steel, you can shift your firm into a state of high, positive energy--in which everyone is emotionally engaged, mentally alert, and working swiftly and productively toward critical goals. Practical and backed by extensive research, Fully Charged reveals how to continually refresh your company's energy--so it's always ready to tackle the next period of high demand.
Employee engagement is at the forefront of business agendas as it facilitates organisational performance. Engaged employees result in delighted customers, which in turn contribute to improved financial results.
The book address the following issues:
Whether readers are embarking on management careers or looking for new ways to lead effectively, this book can help them think like leaders, gain respect and support, and more. Includes several time-saving worksheets to organize day-to-day activities and set long-range goals.
Answering pressing questions regarding employee selection and mobbing culture in the workplace, Andrew R. Timming explores the unique intersection of the biological sciences and human resource management. With a rich set of theoretical and empirical chapters, the author shines an innovative light on the fields of human resource management, organizational behavior and evolutionary psychology, engaging with the nature vs. nurture debate as well as offering a ground-breaking explanation for workplace bullying, unconscious bias, and employee selection decision-making. At times poignant and controversial, the book illustrates the dark side of human nature, with a unique focus on our primordial instincts. An excellent exploration into an emerging area, this Footprint will be ideal for human resource management and organizational behavior academics, as well as those interested in applied evolutionary, social, organizational, and experimental psychology.
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