There have been fundamental changes in remuneration practices in the UK over the last quarter century, with a substantial decline in collective bargaining as the major method of pay determination. In its place there has been a growth of more individualistic systems based on employee performance, skills and competency. While many of these changes have already been charted by writers in the human resource management field, the various texts available until now have been largely descriptive and prescriptive in their nature. This text is the first to adopt a critical and theoretical perspective. It covers the Institute of Personnel and Developments employee reward syllabus and tackles the conceptual issues missing from existing texts. Each chapter: *is written by a separate specialist author *reviews and critiques the relevant academic literature. This enables both HR practitioners and those studying reward management to become acquainted with the range of literature and alternative viewpoints available.White, Geoff is the author of 'Reward Management A Critical Text' with ISBN 9780415196819 and ISBN 0415196817.