This book links construction to the wider environment in which it operates - the economy, technology and the pattern of social and political relationships within which people are managed. Key features include: divided into 3 main parts: contextual factors influencing Human Resources; managerial issues; and recent and future developments; considers policies & processes regarding the human resources of organisations including recruitment, industrial relations, training and developments; identifies changes that have taken place in recent years and developments that seem probable in the future, taking readers beyond current thinking. Readership: Core: Final year degree courses, construction management, Chartered Institute of Building Examinations. Supplementary: Final year degree courses in civil engineering and building. Reference for construction managers.