The IPD examination system provides a unique route into professional personnel practice. The "Management Studies" series has been designed for IPD students. Management Studies I provides practical introductory texts ideally suited to students on the Professional Management Foundation Programme while Management Studies 2 covers the core subject areas of the IPD Stage 2 syllabus. All these texts will prove equally useful for practising managers who wish to enhance their understanding of contemporary management techniques and methods. Written by leading practitioners and academics, these 32 case studies are based on up-to-date, real-life situations drawn from a wide range of organisations. The three broad disciplines at the heart of the profession - employee resourcing, development and relations - form the framework of the book, with detailed cases drawing out the essential skills and practical techniques of recruitment, performance management, training, remuneration, negotiation etc.
Other issues include new-style agreements, equal opportunities, developing managerial competence and Total Quality Management; and a number of integrated cases highlight the importance of co-ordinating human resource policies.