Near fine condition.Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development,1998.Reprinted edition.Paperback(some nicks on the back cover,a couple of small nicks and scratch on the edges of the cover and spine) in near fine condition.Illustrated with b/w drawings,tables.Nice and clean pages with a small in mark on the outer edge of the pages,small colour mark on the edge of the first seven pages of the book,a couple of creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book.490pp including References,index.Heavy book. This is another paragraph Product Description: The People and Organisations series provides texts for two stages in the standards: Core Personnel and Development; and the four generalist modules in Employee Resourcing, Reward, Relations and Development. It should be of interest to students taking the Core Personnel and Development - a new compulsory module for the IPD Standards, as well as any students on a wide range of other degree- and diploma-level business courses which require a solid understanding of people management and development. This textbook sets out the legal, institutional, national and international contexts within which organizations operate today. It also provides a sound understanding of employee development, relations, resourcing and reward, and of how these specialisms are integrated into wider corporate strategies. The book considers in turn the core skills of people management, such as how employers: predict future staffing requirements, and establish a human resource plan; carry out the whole recruitment and selection process, from job analysis through to appointment and induction; develop an appropriate training policy and gain support for its implementation; identify training needs and evaluate the results of programmes; consult, negotiate and communicate to win the commitment of employees; handle grievance and disciplinary procedures; assemble equitable and motivational payment packages; harmonize their reward systems, while taking full account of equal value factors; and maximize the benefits and effectiveness of IT. The final section draws all these themes together, examines the complementary roles of specialists and line managers, and shows how different aspects of personnel, and development fit together and feed into business strategy. Case studies illustrate the key lessons and help students hone their practical skills.