The IPM examination system provides a unique route into professional personnel practice. The "Management Studies" series forms the essential reading for all IPM 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 IPM 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. Employee resourcing is at the very heart of modern personnel management. In this book, Professor Torrington and his colleagues provide full accounts of communications, computing and organisational structures; selection, appraisal and termination; the principles of payment; and health and safety. Other chapters give a vital framework of knowledge, enhanced by study themes combining further reading, plausible management problems and personal organisation-based learning. The result is a book suited to educational needs yet which doesn't neglect practical applications in the real world.