Contemporary HRM Issues in the 21st Century

Peter Holland
Swinburne Business School, Australia


Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781789734607
Published:
30 Sep 2019
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
216 pages - 171 x 248mm
Contemporary HRM Issues in the 21st Century is an illuminating textbook for postgraduate students and active managers wanting to develop their understanding of issues and challenges emerging in the 21st century workplace from a HRM perspective.  

This edited collection, with contributions from experts in the field of HR policy development, is split into four sections. Section One explores the contemporary workforce and critical elements of managing HRM in a knowledge-based economy. Section Two focuses on psychological concerns for the individual at work, career management and emotional labour to better understand how to manage an increasingly diverse workforce. Section Three looks at managing HR issues in the workplace, such as crisis management, mental health and violence in the workplace. 

The final section of this book looks at current and emerging debates surrounding HRM, including: sustainable HRM; cyber-vetting; biological monitoring and surveillance; codes and conduct; job-design in the age of technology; and, Artificial Intelligence (AI). All of these are vital and often contentious areas within HRM policy-making and practice. This book sets out these debates and issues to engage both students and managers working in the fields of Global HRM and Human Resource policy-making.
SECTION I : THE CONTEMPORARY WORKPLACE
Chapter 1. HRM in the Contemporary Workplace; Peter Holland
Chapter 2. Managing Talent: A Contemporary Issue or a Case of Old Wine in New Bottles?; Peter Holland
SECTION II : MANAGING THE INDIVIDUAL AT WORK
Chapter 3. Psychological Contracts; Ross Donohue and Tse Leng Tham
Chapter 4. Career Management in the 21st Century; Ross Donohue and Tse Leng Tham
Chapter 5. HRM and the Service Sector; Cathy Sheehan
SECTION III : MANAGING THE ISSUES AT WORK
Chapter 6. Risk and Crisis Management; Cathy Sheehan
Chapter 7. Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work; Hannah Meacham, Katharine Spaeth, Jillian Cavanagh and Timothy Bartram
Chapter 8. The Dark Side of Work; Ross Donohue and Peter Holland
SECTION IV : EMERGING ISSUES AT WORK
Chapter 9. To Test or Not to Test: Drug and Genetic Testing in the 21st Century Workplace; Peter Holland and Tse Leng Tham
Chapter 10. Turning the Tables: Employer and Employee Vetting: Reputation Management Challenges in the Information Age; Debora Jeske and Peter Holland
Chapter 11. Sustainable HRM: Rhetoric versus Reality; Renee Paulet
Chapter 12. Work Design in the 21st Century: A Case of Back to the Future or Forward to the Past?; Peter Holland, Kirsteen Grant and Tse Leng Tham
Chapter 13. Codes of Conduct: Are they worth the paper they are written on?; Peter Holland and Xiaoyan Liang
Peter Holland is a Professor of Human Resource Management and Director of the Executive MBA at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. His current research interests include employee voice and silence, workplace electronic monitoring and surveillance and simulation-based learning. He has authored/co-authored 12 books and over 120 journal articles, monographs and book chapters on a variety of human resource management and employee relations issues.
'This succinct, tightly written book moves beyond the ‘usual’ (and much covered) issues of standard HRM texts to address some of the livelier current debates on the subject. It includes talent management, career management, crisis management, mental health and well-being, drug testing, employee vetting and sustainable HRM. By updating knowledge on these contemporary issues, this book is a valuable addition to any scholar’s bookshelf.' - Chris Brewster, Professor of International HRM, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK

'This excellent book makes a valuable contribution to the broadly based HRM discipline in Australia. The author is clearly at the cutting edge of the development of HRM in Australia in the context of a growing Asia-Pacific economic area. I highly recommend this book for students, academics and HR practitioners.' - Peter J. Dowling, Emeritus Professor of International Management & Strategy, La Trobe University, Australia

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