Human Resource Management

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Below is a list of resources relevant to Human Resource Management available via the Library. For a list of other useful resources, visit the General Resources webpage.

XpertHR currently named Brightmine is a web site targeted at human resources professionals and students, providing the latest developments in all aspects of employment relations and related law. Video tutorial

Henry Stewart Business and Management Collection includes over 1100 specially commissioned multimedia lectures, case stories and industry insights by experts from academia and industry.  Quick Start Guide available here.

Westlaw's legal encyclopedia, Insight, contains guidance on employment law and work. Via Westlaw you can identify and access key legislation and case reports relevant to employment law. Video tutorial.

British Standards Online (BSOL) is a database containing approximately 80,000 standards documents. It includes International (ISO) Standards, British (BSI) Standards and European (IEC) Standards. Bibliographic data only for American (ASTM) Standards. To get familiar with this database, click to view the User Guide

There has been an added tool accessing BSI. BSI’s documents will only be opened now by using the FileOpen plug in that needs to be installed on your device.

To download the plug-in follow the instructions on how to install FileOpen

If you are using a University PC , you need to contact ICT or

You also need Adobe Acrobat/Adobe Reader to open the PDFs.

Read more about opening BSI documents

Or watch the video British Standards Online (BSOL) - How to download the FileOpen plug-in (YouTube)

MarketLine contains many industry and company profiles and reports, containing among other things: business histories, SWOT analyses, details of key competitors, case studies, and financial deals. User Guide and Video tutorial.

Statista is a searchable database of market and consumer data. It includes statistical data from sources like market researchers, trade organisations, journals and government databases. It contains more than 1,000,000 statistics on more than 80,000 topics from over 22,500 sources and 170 different industries. See Statista's help pages for further information.

General Resources contains a list of major university wide databases and search engines, such as the Library catalogue, Discover, Credo Reference, Newsbank and Scopus. Visit the General Resources page for more information.

Free resources

Below is a list of the top 15 free online resources for Human Resource Management as chosen by your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Download the full list here.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional body for HR and people development based in the UK.

The Work Foundation campaigns to improve the quality of working life through applied research that influences public policies and organisational practices.

Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) provides free and impartial information and advice to employers and employees on all aspects of workplace relations and employment law.

The Employing people webpage contains government guidance on a range of topics, for example working hours, health and safety, payrolls, recruitment, and worker's rights.

The Work webpage lists publications of the UK Government relating to employment.

This is the webpage from the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) focussing upon employment data, for example hours of work and earnings.

This webpage from Infolaw provides resources relating to employment law.

The Trade Unions Congress (TUC) represents 50 member unions.

Remploy delivers a range of programmes and services providing employment and skills support for disabled people, as well as providing services to employers enabling them to become more disability confident.

The Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) is a leading international social science research centre.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) aims to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is an HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries.

The Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit GmbH (IZA) is an independent economic research institute that conducts research in labour economics and offers evidence-based policy advice on labor market issues.

The European Association for People Management (EAPM) forms an umbrella body of national organisations which represent HR professionals.

The World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) is an organization representing more than 600,000 people management professionals in over 90 national personnel associations around the world.

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