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Human Resources - Recommended Sources

This page first directs you to some useful “Specialist e-resources” that are bought by the University and then there is a list of useful websites. Do remember to look at other Subject pages such as Business and Management  and Law.

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Watch UK TV programmes from 2007 onwards, including many films and useful documentaries.

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A collection of electronic reference books which includes Dictionary of human resources and personnel management (2006) and Big Ideas Simply Explained: The Psychology Book (2012).

Explore the concept map which may help with essay planning.

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Browse this growing collection of short readable texts about Sustainability in all its forms. Includes such titles as: "Leading sustainable innovation” and Promoting Sustainable Behaviour: A practical guide to what works"

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Featuring books, papers and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.

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Advice, codes of practice information, some free publications or summaries

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The professional body for HR managers. Some content is restricted to members but there are useful factsheets giving overviews and suggestions for further reading and surveys on labour market and HR outsourcing trends. Check out topical podcasts

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Independent statutory body established to help eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations. Advice and guidance and information about proposed legislation

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This a tripartite agency from the EU that "provides expertise on living and working conditions, industrial relations and managing change". Lots of sectoral and country reports. Includes The European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) and their European Industrial Relations Dictionary offering definitions for over 330 technical terms with links to relevant EU documents.

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The new Government portal for finding departments, publications and statistical bulletins. Department pages more aimed at general public – searching publications/statistics may be easier for finding reports.

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look at the linked HSE Books site for free downloads of many H&S publications

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"The leading forum for debate and understanding of employment law and its application" – downloadable papers on topics in industrial and employment law

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A UN body that provides many reports and statistics covering  – employment, unemployment, strikes, occupational injuries, hours of work, etc. ILO NORMLEX brings together information on International Labour Standards (such as ratification information, reporting requirements, comments of the ILO's supervisory bodies, etc.) as well as national labour and social security laws

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Annual and other reports available

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Examines the links between the acquisition and use of skills and knowledge, product market strategies and performance. Jointly based at Oxford University and Cardiff University, SKOPE has placed over 100 research papers on its site

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USA professional body – much of the content is only available to members but there are free overviews of HR topics, some glossaries, webcasts and research reports

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"A network of institutions, practitioners and individuals researching and developing new ways of organising work to meet the competitive challenges of contemporary economic, technological and cultural change". Lots of useful-looking resources in their Knowledge and other sections on topics such as resilience during change, flexible working, etc.

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Has some useful reports on topics such as "Quality people management for quality outcomes", "Leading for high performance" and "Flexibility or insecurity? Exploring the rise in zero hours contracts"

658.3 is the start of the main HR section on the first floor.

The shelf-end guides will help you with the numbers for aspects of HR but you will find lots on the labour market and employment conditions in the 331s, employment law in 344.4101 and organizational behaviour at 302.35 (Ground floor) and 658.402 and business psychology at 158.7 (Ground floor).

Remember to use the Discovery Service or the Catalogue to identify e-books

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Business & Management and Law.

Your Subject Team

Sue Stevenson

(Faculty Librarian)

Email: sue.stevenson@port.ac.uk

Phone:(023) 9284 3238

Lizzie Wildgoose

(Assistant Faculty Librarian)

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Phone:(023) 9284 3452