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Managing Diversity And Equality In Construction

Author : Andrew W. Gale
ISBN : 9781134441747
Genre : Architecture
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With women in the UK construction industry constituting just thirteen per cent of the workforce and black and Asian workers numbering less that two per cent, despite representing more than six per cent of the working population, diversity is a problem that the construction industry needs to tackle directly. In this title, diversity management is presented as an opportunity for the construction industry. Work is presented from several different countries and regions, in North America, Australia and Europe to provide a comprehensive picture of this complex and often sensitive issue. Going beyond the traditional topics of gender and racial discrimination contributions encompass a wide range of diversity issues facing the construction industry, including sexual orientation, disability and the work-life balance. Essential reading for construction managers and a valuable resource for post-graduate researchers, this key title provides not only a thorough exposition of contemporary research but also supplies the practical diagnostic tools, and techniques to successfully manage diversity in construction and the information to adhere to the law.

Diversity In The Workplace

Author : Stefan Gröschl
ISBN : 9781317149200
Genre : Business & Economics
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Most regions and countries in the world are experiencing increasingly diverse populations and labour markets. While the causes may vary, the challenges businesses face due to a heightened awareness of this diversity are often similar. Internally, organisations promote diversity and manage increasingly heterogeneous workforces, accommodate and integrate employees with different value and belief systems, and combat a range of different forms of discrimination with organisational and also societal consequences. Externally, organisations have to manage demands from government, consumer, and lobbying sources for the implementation of anti-discrimination policies and laws. This has generated demand for appropriate higher level teaching programmes and for more diversity-focused research. Diversity in the Workplace responds to the increasing social and political debate and interest in diversity throughout Europe. The contributors discuss the concept of diversity in different social and legal contexts and from the perspectives of different academic disciplines including sociology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy and organizational theory. The book includes a European view and the makings of a conceptual framework to literature on diversity that hitherto has tended to be US orientated and overwhelmingly practice focused. It will stimulate fruitful exchanges of ideas about different approaches to the challenges faced by businesses and organisations of all kinds. With chapters by authors involved in research into diversity issues at leading academic institutions across Europe, this book offers much that will interest academics, researchers and higher level students, as well as practitioners wanting to understand managing workforce diversity; affirmative action programmes; and anti-discriminatory policy and practice in a wider context.

Human Resource Management In Construction Projects

Author : Martin Loosemore
ISBN : 0415261643
Genre : Social Science
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Although construction is one of the most labour-intensive industries, people management issues are given inadequate attention. Furthermore, the focus of attention with regards to HR has been on the strategic aspects of HRM function - yet most problems and operational issues arise on projects. To help redress these problems, this book takes a broad view of HRM, examining the strategic and operational aspects of managing people within the construction sector. The book is aimed at project managers and students of project management who, until now, have been handed the responsibility for human resource management without adequate knowledge or training. The issues addressed in this book are internationally relevant, and are of fundamental concern to both students and practitioners involved in the management of construction projects. The text draws on the authors' experience of working with a range of large construction companies in improving their HRM operational activities at both strategic and operational levels, and is well illustrated with case studies of projects and organizations.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Author : Mike Millmore
ISBN : 027368163X
Genre : Business & Economics
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This key textbook will become core reading for students studying a module on Human Resource Strategy at upper level Uundergraduate, MBA and Masters level. The author team have proved successful with students and academics alike with their market leading Research Methods for Business Students and, more recently, Employee Relations. As people and their capabilities are core to an organisations¿ competitive advantage, the planning and implementing of strategies including the human resource becomes a focus of all managers in a business. This new text successfully integrates HR strategy with the overall business strategy, examining both how the HR function contributes to, and is affected by that strategy. A true teaching and learning resource, the book combines cutting edge coverage of issues such as performance management and measurement, strategic reward systems, the learning organisation and managing knowledge for strategic advantage, with a wealth of examples, self-assessment exercises and encouragement to critique.

Contemporary Human Resource Management

Author : Tom Redman
ISBN : 0273686631
Genre : Business & Economics
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A well-regarded, thought-provoking text sees experts in the field taking a critical look at a comprehensive range of HRM functions and contemporary themes. The first edition of this book has proved ideal for students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, taking a module in HRM. Its strong theoretical underpinning and focus on widely applicable themes has proved extremely popular on courses both in and outside the UK. Part I looks at the fundamentals of HRM providing an analysis of the core elements of HR practice. The second part examines cutting-edge themes of increasing importance to HR practitioners and academics. Key features Emphasis on critical analysis and insight whilst also examining the implications of HRM research and theory development on practice. Contributed by experts in the field based on their own empirical research. A wide-ranging selection of substantial case studies stimulates and engages the reader with the key ideas. Focuses on ideas relevant to line managers as well as HR specialists. Current themes addressed are absenteeism, the work-life balance, HR strategy, international HRM, knowledge management, employee voice, and cross-cultural management, amongst others. Adrian Wilkinson Adrian Wilkinson is Professor of Human Resource Management at Loughborough University Business School. He is the author of ten books and monographs and numerous papers in refereed journals in the field of human resource management and industrial relations. He is a Fellow of the CIPD. Tom Redman Tom Redman is Professor of Human Resource Management at Durham Business School, University of Durham. He is Editor of "Personnel Review" and a Fellow of the CIPD. Supplements include PP slides and a lecturer's guide.

Human Resource Management In Construction

Author : Andrew Dainty
ISBN : 9781136905933
Genre : Social Science
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The construction sector is one of the most complex and problematic arenas within which to manage people. As a result, the applicability of much mainstream human resource management (HRM) theory to this industry is limited. Indeed, the operational realities faced by construction organizations mean that all too often the needs of employees are subjugated by performance concerns. This has potentially dire consequences for those who work in the industry, for the firms that employ them and ultimately, for the prosperity and productivity of the industry as a whole. In this new edition of their leading text, Andrew Dainty and Martin Loosemore have assembled a collection of perspectives which critically examine key aspects of the HRM function in the context of contemporary construction organizations. Rather than simply update the previous edition, the aim of this second edition is to provide a more critical commentary on the ways in which the industry addresses the HRM function and how this affects those who work within the industry. To this end, the editors have gathered contributions from many of the leading thinkers within construction HRM to critique the perspectives presented in the first edition. Each contributor either tackles specific aspects of the HRM function, or provides a critical commentary on industry practice. The authors explain, using real-life case studies, the ways in which construction firms respond to the myriad pressures that they face through their HRM practices. Together the contributions encourage the reader to rethink the HRM function and its role in defining the employment relationship. This provides essential reading for students of construction and project management, and reflective practitioners who are interested in theoretically informed insights into industry practice and its implications.

The Dynamics Of Managing Diversity

Author : Gill Kirton
ISBN : 9781136358241
Genre : Business & Economics
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This text takes the view that the study of equality needs to consider not only issues of discrimination, but also the needs of people in relation to their diverse cultures and identities. It therefore takes a different approach to the issues of quality and diversity in the world of employment. The Dynamics of Managing Diversity discusses diversity as recognition of the differences and similarities between and among social groups, and how resulting policies must reflect these. This new edition has been extensively revised and up-dated to incorporate new conceptual, theoretical and empirical work now available in this growing subject area.

Building More Effective Organizations

Author : Ronald J. Burke
ISBN : 9781139468060
Genre : Business & Economics
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Organizations today are facing heightened challenges in their efforts to perform effectively. These challenges are reflected in the failure of many long-standing organizations and the shortened tenure of senior level executives. There is increasing agreement that the unique competitive advantage organizations have today lies in their people, their human resource management practices and their cultures. All other elements of production can be readily obtained, bought or copied. We are now in the era of human capital; to be successful organizations need to unleash the talents of their people. Fortunately we now have considerable understanding of what high performing organizations look like. However, a large gap still exists between what we know and what managers actually do. With contributions from a team of leading academics and practitioners, Building More Effective Organizations provides an extensive survey of human resource management and the organizational practices associated with the high performance of individuals.

Building Workplace Equality

Author : Nelarine Cornelius
ISBN : 1861525850
Genre : Business & Economics
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Built on clear ethical principles, this book provides a new model of workplace equality based on capabilities theory.

Human Resource Management

Author : Jonathan Crawshaw
ISBN : 9781473904798
Genre : Business & Economics
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This new text treats international, strategic and contemporary issues as central to the study and practice of Human Resource Management. Covering the core curriculum, this book provides all the knowledge and tools you need to get the best possible grades and achieve career success after university. Key Features: Skills and employability focus will help you to develop the key transferable skills valued by graduate employers Debating HRM boxes encourage critical analysis and debate International and cross-cultural cases and discussion will prepare you for the global workplace Contemporary and strategic issues are introduced early on, underpinning the HRM functions Chapters on SMEs and the not-for-profit and voluntary sectors will ensure that your knowledge and skills can be applied in a range of organisational settings Mapped to the CIPD’s learning outcomes but equally suitable for non-specialist students Journal articles, a glossary, podcasts and other resources are available on the book's website at

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