These author Q&A podcasts offer an introduction to selected chapters. In each one the author outlines the key points for their chapter, tells the student what key points they should be focussing on, and also discusses their own observations of the HR profession and how it will develop in the future.

Chapter 1: Context and Challenges for HRM, a Q&A with Jonathan Crawshaw, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour and Deputy Head (Research) of the Work and Organisational Psychological Group of Aston Business School.


Chapter 4: HRM and the Ethical Organisation, a Q&A with Carol Parkes, Professor of Responsible Management and Global Issues, University of Winchester and previously Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Aston University. 


Chapter 9: Learning and Development, a Q&A with Margarita Nyfoudi, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and the Associate Director of BA (Hons) in Human Resource Management at Birmingham City Business School.


Chapter 11: Performance Management and Motivation, a Q&A with Arup Varma, Professor of Human Resources and Employment Relations at the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago.


Chapter 12: Workplace Relations and Regulations, a Q&A with Kathy Daniels, Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School, teaching employment law and employee relations.