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Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management

Edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Professor of Employment Relations, Griffith University, Australia and Stewart Johnstone, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Newcastle University Business School, UK
The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management is an authoritative and comprehensive reference resource with almost 400 entries on core HR areas and key concepts. From age discrimination, to zero hours contracts, each entry reflects the views of an expert and authoritative author. The terms included vary from singular concepts such as performance appraisal and industrial conflict, to organisational behaviour terms including organisational culture and commitment; and broader management terms such a resourcing and management development. Each entry provides a list of references and further reading to enable the reader to gain a deeper awareness and understanding of each topic.
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Publication Date: 2016
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
The Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management is an authoritative and comprehensive reference resource with almost 400 entries on core HR areas and key concepts. From age discrimination, to zero hours contracts, each entry reflects the views of an expert and authoritative author.

The terms included vary from singular concepts such as performance appraisal and industrial conflict, to organisational behaviour terms including organisational culture and commitment; and broader management terms such a resourcing and management development. Each entry provides a list of references and further reading to enable the reader to gain a deeper awareness and understanding of each topic.

This book is an ideal companion to a standard HRM textbook, and both undergraduate and postgraduate students will find it to be of value. It will also be useful for academic researchers, HR practitioners and policy specialists looking for a succinct expert summary of key HR concepts.
‘This encyclopedia will be an invaluable companion for HR executives, students and academics wanting to find succinct definitions, summaries and debates about a plethora of terms. These range from big questions and areas of interest to technical terms in pay systems, staffing, contracts of all sorts – in fact beyond any other encyclopedia. The 300+ entries are written by subject experts – nearly 200 of them – cross referencing helps track associated terms, and the latest publications on each topic are fully listed. Invaluable!’
– John Purcell, University of Bath, UK

‘This encyclopedia will prove an invaluable resource for practitioners and academics alike. The editors have sourced contributions from leaders on each topic. They cover everything from A-Z – specialist topics such as age discrimination through to zero hours contracts, matters of policy, and leading practices. The keywords for entries and reviews are easy to follow and the cross-referencing very useful. An excellent way to keep yourself up to date on all the latest issues.’
– Paul Sparrow, Lancaster University Management School, UK

‘Adrian Wilkinson and Stewart Johnstone’s outstanding Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management is extremely timely, providing over 400 short reviews of critical HR theories, research and applications on all the topics you could possibly need in the field. The international team they have gathered together is stellar–this is a must buy for all HR professionals and researchers.’
– Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

Contributors: S. Ackroyd, M. Alfarhan, C. Allan, K. Aoki, J. Arrowsmith, B. Antunes, M. Atzeni, S. Bagdadli, C. Bailey, J. Bailey, M. Baird, A.B. Bakker, A. Baron, E. Barratt, N. Barter, Y. Baruch, M. Baird, J. Benson, I. Bessa, P.F. Beszter, T. Bondarouk, C. Boon, P. Boselie, G. Boyce, N. Bozionelos, J. Brcic, C. Brewster, J.W. Budd, P.S. Budhwar, J. Burgess, B. Burnes, A. Burton-Jones, C. Butler, D. Cabrelli, T. Campbell, J.A. Carpini, B.B. Caza, A. Cheyne, S. Clibborn, D.G. Collings, N. Conway, F.L. Cooke, N. Cornelious, R. Csiernik, N. Cullinane, J. Cushen, M.T. Dasborough, G. Dix, J. Donaghey, T. Dundon, M. Emmott, E. Farndale, D. Farnham, C.H. Fay, E.C. Fein, A. Felstead, P. Findlay, M. Flynn, C. Forde, H. Francis, E. French, G. Gall, T. Garavan, M. Gilman, P.J. Gollan, M.C. Gonzalez Menendez, M. Greenwood, M. Gregson, D. Grimshaw, M. Hamori, B. Harley, B. Harney, C.M. Harris, G. Healy, J. Heyes, R. Hewett, D. Hislop, A. Hodder, A. Hollings, S. Hughes, S.A. Hurrell, S. Hutchinson, M. Isichei, S. Johnstone, C. Kelliher, J. Kimberley, D. King, M. Kleinmann, E. Knies, P. Ingold, G. Latham, P. Latreille, J. Lewis, D. Lindebaum, S. Luce, M. Maatman, O. Mallett, A. Malik, T. Marchant, M. Marchington, M. Martinez Lucio, M. May, I. McAndrew, J. McBride, A. McDonnell, J. Meijerink, J.P Meyer, M.P. Miceli, J. Miller, M. Moran, M.J. Morley, R. Morrison, K. Moura, P.K. Mowbray D. Muzio, C. Naschberger,
J.P. Near, M. Nyfoudi, W. O’Donohue, J.G. O’Gorman, J. O’Mahoney, L. Oliver, A. Panagiotakopoulos, S.K. Parker, M. Pedaci, D. Peetz, S. Pirrioni, A. Poropat, E. Poutsma, V. Priola, S. Procter, A. Psychogios, A. Pyman, N. Ramasamy, S. Ramsay, R. Randall, T. Redman, D.W.S. Renwick, S. Ressia, F. Robson, M. Roche, J.K. Rodriguez, P. Rose, P. Ross, K. Rowan, C. Rowley, B. Russell, K. Sanders, J. Scully, K. Shacklock, D. Shah, M. Sheehan, P. Sheldon, H. Shipton, D.H.K. Shum, M. Simms, N. Skinner, G. Slater, A. Smith, M. Smith, E. Soltani, C. Soo, A. Southcombe, J. Stewart, J. Stirling, M. Stuart, J. Storey, D. Stoyanova-Russell, G. Strachan, L. Tallberg, S. Taylor, S.T.T. Teo, P. Thompson,
A. Tian, A. R. Timming, O. Tregaskis, J. Trehy, H.H.M. Tse, P. Turner, P.S. Turner, K. Van De Voorde, M. Van Veldhoven, M. Veld, R. Wapshott, Q. Wei, G. White, A. Wilhelmy, A. Wilkinson, M. Witzel, C. Wolkowitz, G. Wood, S. Wood, A. Wright, C.F. Wright, N. Wu, M. Xerri, Y. Xu, K. You, V. Yukongdi












List Of Entries:

Absence
ACAS
Aesthetic Labour
Age Discrimination
Aging Workforce
Alienation
Alternative Dispute Resolution
AMO Model
Annualised Hours
Apprenticeship
Aptitude Test
Arbitration
Assessment Centres
Attitude Survey

Bargaining Level
Bargaining Scope
Basic Rate of Pay (See Wages)
Benefits
Best Fit
Best Practice
Big Five
Biodata
Black Box (See Resource Based View)
Blacklisting
Blended Learning
Body Work
Bonus Payments And Incentives
Broadbanding
Bullying
Bundles (See Universalistic Theory)
Bureaucracy
Burnout

Cafeteria Benefits (See Benefits)
Call Centre
Capability Procedure
Career Breaks
Careers
Casual Work (See Temporary Work)
Casualisation (See Precarious Employment)
Change Management
CIPD
Coaching
Co-Determination
Collective Agreement
Collective Bargaining
Collectivism
Commission (See Variable Pay)
Commitment
Communication
Community Unionism
Comparative HRM
Competence
Competency Based Pay
Competitive Advantage
Competitive Strategy (See Strategy)
Compressed Working Time
Conciliation
Configurational Model
Conflict
Constructive Dismissal
Consultation
Context
Contingency Theory
Contingent Pay (See Variable Pay)
Continuing Professional Development
Contract of Employment
Convergence Theory
Coordinated Market Economy
Core Worker
Corporate Social Responsibility
Cross Cultural Training
Culture Change (See Organisational Culture)
Custom and Practice
Customer Appraisal
CV/Resume

Default Retirement Age
Deskilling
Direct Discrimination
Dirty Work
Disability Discrimination
Disciplinary Procedure
Discipline & Grievance
Disconnected Capitalism
Discretionary Effort (See Organisational Citizenship Behaviours)
Discrimination (See Direct Discrimination; Indirect Discrimination)
Dismissal
Dispute Resolution (See Alternative Dispute Resolution)
Distance Learning
Diversity Management
Division of Labour
Downsizing

Early Retirement
E-Learning
Electronic HRM
Electronic Recruitment
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Labour
Employability
Employee
Employee Assistance Programmes
Employee Benefits (See Benefits)
Employee Engagement
Employee Involvement
Employee Share Ownership Plans
Employee Voice
Employers Associations
Employer Branding
Employment Agency
Employment Relationship
Employment Relations (See Industrial Relations)
Employment Tribunal
Empowerment
Equal Opportunity
Equal Pay
Equity
Ethics
Ethnocentric Management
European Works Councils
Executive Search Firms
Exit Interview
Expatriate
Expectancy Theory
Experiential Learning
External Labour Markets
Extrinsic Reward (See Reward Management)

Family Friendly Policies
Financial Participation
Financial Reward (See Reward Management)
Financialisation
Fixed Term Contract
Flexible Benefits (See Benefits)
Flexible Firm
Flexible Working
Flexicurity
Flexitime
Fordism (See Scientific Management)
Frame of Reference
Freelance Work
Functional Flexibility (See Flexible Firm Model)

Gainsharing (See Profit-Related Pay And Gainsharing)
Gender Gap
Gender Pay Gap
Gender
Generations
Geocentric Management
Glass Ceiling
Global Supply Chains
Globalisation
Go Slow (See Work Limitation)
Golden Handshake
Graded Pay (See Reward Management)
Graduate Recruitment
Greenfield Sites
Green HRM
Grievance Procedure
Gross Misconduct

Halo Effect
Hard And Soft HRM
Harmonisation
Hawthorne Experiments (See Mayo and Human Relations)
Headhunting
Health And Safety
Herzberg
Hierarchy
High Commitment HRM (See Best Practice HRM, High Commitment HRM)
High Involvement Management
High Performance Work Systems
Homeworking
Horns Effect
HR Department
HR Function and Business Partnering
HRM Process Approach: Attribution Of HRM
Human Capital
Human Relations Movement
Human Resource Advantage (See Human Resource Strategy)
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Information Systems
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Manager
Human Resource Planning
Human Resource Strategy
Hygiene Factor (See Herzberg)

Immigration
Impression Management
Incentives (See Bonus Payments And Incentives)
Indirect Discrimination
Induction
Industrial Action
Industrial Relations
Informal Learning
Institutional Framework
Institutional Theories
Intellectual Capital
Intelligence Tests
Internal Labour Markets
International Human Resource Management
International Labour Organisation and International Labour Standards
Internships
Interpersonal Skills
Interviews
Intrinsic Reward (See Reward Management; Recognition)
Investors in People

Japanese Management
Job Analysis
Job Description
Job Design
Job Enlargement
Job Enrichment
Job Evaluation
Job Quality
Job Rotation
Job Satisfaction
Job Security
Joint Consultation
Joint Regulation (See Joint Consultation)

Knowledge Management
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities
Knowledge Worker

Labour
Labour Law
Labour Management Partnership (See Workplace Partnership)
Labour Market
Labour Mobility
Labour Process Theory
Labour Turnover
Leadership and Leader Member Exchange
Lean Production
Learning (See Informal Learning)
Learning Cycle
Learning Organisation
Learning Style
Liberal Market Economy
Lifetime Employment
Line Managers
Living Wage
Long Hours Culture
Low Pay

Management
Management Consultancy
Management Development
Management Style
Managerial Control
Market-Based Pay (See Payment System)
Maslow
Master of Business Administration
Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave
Mcgregor
Mediation
Mentoring
Mergers And Acquisitions
Merit Pay (See Performance Related Pay)
Migrant Worker
Minimum Wage
Misbehaviour (See Organisational Misbehaviour)
Misconduct
Motivation
Multi-National Company
Multi-Skilling

National Culture
National Minimum Wage (See Minimum Wage)
Negotiation
Neo-Liberalism
Non-Financial Reward (See Reward Management)
Non-Standard Working (See Security of Employment)
Non-Union Workplace
Non-Unionism
Notice Period
Numerical Flexibility (See Flexible Firm Model)

Occupational Health
Off the Job Learning
Older Worker
Online Learning
On the Job Learning
Organisation Development
Organisational Career Systems
Organisational Change (See Change Management)
Organisational Citizenship Behaviour
Organisational Culture
Organisational Learning
Organisational Misbehaviour
Organisational Politics
Outsourcing
Overtime

Panel Interviews
Part-Time Working
Partnership
Parental Leave (See Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave)
Participation (See Employee Involvement)
Partnership Agreement (See Partnership)
Paternalism
Payment By Results
Payment System
Peer Appraisal
Pensions
Performance Appraisal
Performance Appraisal Interview
Performance Management
Performance Related Pay
Peripheral Worker
Perks (See Benefits)
Person Environment Fit
Person Specification
Personal Development Plan
Personality Test
Personality Traits
Picketing
Piece Rate (See Wages)
Pluralism
Polycentric Management
Positive Action
Positive Discrimination
Power
Precarious Employment
Prejudice
Presenteeism
Probation
Professional Association (See Professionalism)
Professionalism
Profit Related Pay and Gainsharing
Profit Sharing
Promotion
Psychological Capital
Psychological Contract
Psychometric Testing
Public Sector
Purpose Driven Leadership

Qualifications
Quality Circles

Race Discrimination
Radicalism
Recognition
Recruitment
Red Circling
Redeployment
Redundancy (See Downsizing)
References
Regulation
Religious Discrimination
Repatriation
Representation Gap
Representative Participation
Resignation
Resistance
Resource Based View
Resourcing
Restrictive Practices (See Work Limitation)
Retention
Retirement
Reward Management

Sabotage
Salary
Scientific Management
Secondment
Security of Employment
Selection Method
Selection Test
Selection
Self-Appraisal
Self-Employment
Self Managed Teams
Self-Management
Sex Discrimination
Sexual Harassment
Shared Services
Shift Work
Shop Steward
Shortlisting
Single Pay Spine
Single Table Bargaining
Single Union Agreement
Skill
Skills Based Pay
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
Social Capital
Social Partnership (See Partnership)
Soft HRM (See Hard and Soft HRM)
Spatial Flexibility (See Flexible Firm Model)
Staff Association
Staff Poaching
State
Strategic Choice
Strategic HRM
Strategic Pay (See Reward Management)
Strategy
Stress
Strikes
Subcontracting
Succession Planning
Suggestion Scheme
Summary Dismissal
Systematic Training Cycle

Talent Management
Taylorism/Scientific Management (See Scientific Management)
Team Based Appraisal
Team Pay
Team Briefing
Teamwork
Telework And Coworking
Temporal Flexibility (See Flexible Firm Model)
Temporary Work
Temporary Worker
Term Time Working
Terms And Conditions
Theory X (See Mcgregor)
Theory Y (See Mcgregor)
Three Hundred And Sixty Degree Appraisal
Time-Based Pay
Total Reward
Trade Union Recognition
Trade Unions
Training and Development
Training Evaluation
Training
Training Needs Analysis
Transferable Skills
Transformational Leadership
Transnational Collective Agreements
TUPE

Undocumented Immigrant Worker
Unfair Dismissal
Union Avoidance: Substitution And Suppression
Union Busting
Union Density
Union Organising
Unitarism
Universalistic Theory
Unofficial Strikes
Unsocial Hours
Upward Appraisal
Upward Problem Solving

Variable Pay
Varieties of Capitalism
Vocational and Education Training

Wage-Effort Bargain (See Employment Relationship)
Wages
Welfare
Wellbeing
Whisteblowing
Work
Work Life Balance
Work Limitation
Work Organisation
Workaholism
Worker
Workforce Intelligence Planning
Working Time
Workplace Democracy
Works Council (See Co-Determination)
Written Warning
Wrongful Dismissal

Young Workers

Zero-Hours Contracts