Human Resource Management in the Sport and Leisure Industry

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2011-10-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
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HRM in the Leisure and Sport Industryprovides a comprehensive course textbook and reference for students of HRM, business, sports and leisure management. By its very nature service, leisure and sport are staff intensive sectors, making effective human resource management and development central to understanding the business, and to business success. Containing wide ranging industry specific case studies and full explanation of all key HR issues, this text provides a unique resource to help students develop their understanding of strategic HR theory and practice. HRM in the Leisure and Sport Industry is a dependable and comprehensive resource for students and professionals in the sport and leisure business.

Author Biography

Chris Wolsey is Principal Lecturer in the Carnegie Faculty of Leeds Metropolitan University. He has held several management and leadership positions including Carnegie Postgraduate Scheme Leader, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Leisure Studies Route Leader and various under/postgraduate course leaderships. In addition he has worked with both BTEC and Skills Active on the development of national level sport and leisure related qualifications. Sue Minten is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Tourism and the Outdoors at the University of Central Lancashire. She has held management and leadership roles in both the sport industry and higher education. Jeffrey Abrams is Subject Group Head for Sport Management and Development at Leeds Metropolitan University. Before becoming a full-time academic, he spent many years as a senior manager in the sport and leisure industry, both in community leisure and in facility management. He also taught physical education in the US.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Determinants of Organisational Performance in Leisure and Sport 1. The Evolution of HRM 2. Organisational Structure and the Determinants of Organisational Culture Part 2: Determinants of Individual and Group Performance in Leisure and Sport 3. Foundations of Individual and Group Performance 4. Personal Skills for Managers 5. Recruitment and Selection 6. Training and Development 7. Mentorship & Coaching 8. Evaluating and Rewarding Employees Part 3: Determinants of a Strategic Approach to Individual, Group and Organisational Performance in Leisure and Sport 9. Leadership and Human Resource Strategy 10. Organisational Development and Change 11. The Learning Organisation

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