The past two decades have represented a time of unprecedented social, technological, and economic change that has required a transformation in human resource management (HRM). Shifts in demographics, continued increases of women in the workforce, and greater mobility across national borders have led to higher diversity in the workplace. Advances in technology, including social media, wearable technologies and augmented reality, have enabled new ways of doing business through faster communications and vast amounts of data made available to all. Mobile technology with its ubiquitous connectivity has led to renewed concerns over work-life balance and extreme jobs. The emergence of the BRIC countries as major players, the creation of the European Union, Brexit, and the global economic downturn have dramatically changed the landscape in which organisations operate. Against this backdrop, we see changing attitudes towards work and careers, leading to different expectations of the workplace. These and other contextual changes mean that existing ways of managing people may no longer be effective.
This book series examines in depth the changing context to identify its impact on the HRM and the workforce. Each book of the series discusses different dimensions of the changing context and examine in detail their impact on the nature of people management. As a series for academics and senior practitioners, it aims to take forward management practice as well as suggest future research agendas within HRM.
For future titles in the series, we welcome (but are not limited to) books on the following areas as they impact the workforce and people management: