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Title:Fundamentals of human resource management: emerging experiences from Africa
Author:Itika, Josephat StephenISNI
Series:African public administration and management series (ISSN 2211-8284)
City of publisher:Leiden
Publisher:African Studies Centre
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:human resources
personnel management
labour recruitment
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/22381
Abstract:The fundamentals of human resource management are extensively described in European and American literature. This book summarizes the general human resource management philosophies, theories, strategies and techniques and links them to the specific African context. The usefulness of these general insights of human resource management not only depends on whether or not the organization is public or private, but also whether they are local or foreign. It also depends on the socioeconomic and cultural environment. In that regard, current African human resource management practices and techniques are best compared to those of European and American organisations of the 1960s and 1970s. Nevertheless, globalization has forced managers to learn and adapt to new ways of managing human resources faster than ever before. This book examines human resource policies, employee resources, recruitment and selection, performance management, reward systems management, human resource development, employee relations, talent and competency based human resource management, international human resource managemen, recruitment and performance appraisal in the public sector, and recruitment of human resources in the health sector. A final chapter focuses on human resource management in Tanzania Tobacco Processors Ltd. [Book abstract, edited]