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This book presents ideas about and approaches to human resource management (HRM) in British further education (FE) colleges. Introductory material includes author biographies and a preface (Brain) on human resource issues in FE. "Investors in People" (Chambers) considers how working toward recognition as an Investor in People (a British National Standard) may support colleges in implementing change. "Total Quality Management" (Gorringe, Anslow) describes total quality and a method for developing quality standards and suggests means of devising and monitoring achievement in relation to quality standards. "Embedding a Professional Development Culture" (Dodson) proposes that existing staff development practices must quickly evolve even further so that a full professional development culture exists in all colleges. "Changing the Culture of Human Resource Development in Colleges" (Gorringe) describes the ways in which all aspects of managing and developing human resources in colleges are undergoing rapid change. "Recruitment and Selection" (Gilchrist) looks at three particular stages: post-identification, attracting interest, and selection and appointment. "Appraisal" (Skitt) emphasizes the important of the process in increasing organizational effectiveness. "For Quality, against Appraisal" (Henry) suggests that appraisal of staff does not add to the quality of a student's learning experience. "Reward Systems and Management" (Brain) addresses rewards as an underused tool for improving motivation and supporting strategic objectives. "HRM in the Next Decade" (Wagstaff) explores three external influences that colleges cannot change but can plan to take advantage of--demographic issues, labor market features, and European legislation. An index is provided. (YLB)

Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Change, Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Personnel Management, Personnel Selection, Postsecondary Education, Rewards, Strategic Planning, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education

Publications Dept., Staff College, Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (11.50 British pounds).

Author: Brain, Gill, Ed.



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