"Today’s managers, whether they are employed in the personnel department or any other functional area of management should be fully familiar with the personnel function and conversant with current psychological and sociological concepts. In addition, they must be well-versed in industrial relations situation and the legislative framework within which industrial disputes are settled. This book is an excellent attempt to help them in this direction. The book covers all aspects of personal management including manpower planning section, training and motivation, performance appraisals, schemes of remuneration, employee communication, industrial legislation, and maintenance of personnel records. It explains these aspects lucidly incorporating the modern findings of behavioural schemes with emphasis on their applicability in the Indian context. It gives detailed illustrations of practice adopted by Indian companies including the actual forms used by them. This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. Many useful prevailing concepts and current trends in industrial legislation have been added. The chapters on appraisals have been considerably enlarged and the major changes that have rocked the industrial relations structure in the post-emergency period and the subsequent rapid changes in Government have been detailed. "