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Human resource solutions for competitive advantage

Managing People in South Africa: Human Resource Management as Competitive Advantage (2016, 3rd edition) by Clive Hunter is a comprehensive introductory book on Human Resource Management. It provides practical examples and case studies that help the reader to relate each chapter to the business environment. It is appropriate for managers wishing to improve their HR knowledge and for university students studying HRM.



Experienced managers will tell you that the one of the most difficult aspect of running any business is managing the people that work in it because they are so complicated and variable. It follows that the more effective you are at managing people, the more likely you are to be successful at managing any type of business that has employees. The purpose of this book is to provide you with practical information, guidelines, principles and procedures about how to manage people effectively, especially in the South African context. A systematic approach is adopted, which incorporates the systems and diagnostic (or analytical) approaches to Human Resources Management (HRM) and serves as a helpful framework for understanding and applying the information contained in the book.


  • The HRM environment
  • Challenges in HRM in South Africa
  • The evolution of the approaches to managing people
  • The systems approach
  • The analytical or diagnostic approach
  • Strategic HRM
  • Job analysis, Job descriptions and person specifications
  • HRM planning
  • Recruitment
  • Selection
  • Managing employee performance
  • Compensation management
  • Training and development – a systematic approach
  • Organisational change and development
  • Employee relations
  • Employee relations law in South Africa
  • International HRM

Publisher: Sherwood Books, Sherwood, Durban. Tel. 031 – 266 9830.

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