The past two decades have seen astonishing changes in the way we do business. With the proliferation of contract work, telecommuting, and downsizing, it′s clear that many bedrock assumptions about jobs and careers have been transformed, probably forever. What′s not clear is how the human resource professional can best react to those changes.
In this book, a team of noted practitioners and researchers including Morgan McCall, Joel Moses, David Noer, and Benjamin Schneider tackle that question. They explore how shifts in demographics, economics, regulations, technology, and values have affected, and will continue to affect, the practices human resource managers and industrial/organizational psychologists employ to enhance organizational effectiveness and the individual′s sense of personal and social fulfillment. \x09
Addressing specific human resource functions, the contributors examine the assumptions that underlie traditional HR practice and reveal areas where new realities demand new strategies. Readers will discover exciting innovations in team management, in creating greater worker involvement and diversity, in selecting and grooming leaders, and in using organizational surveys, among other strategies and techniques. They will also find sage advice on how to ready HR for a host of challenges yet to come.
Although the consequences of change have been dramatic, many organizations have responded in unique and effective ways. By sharing insights from the latest research, best practices from successful organizations, and the views of leading industrial and organizational psychologists, this book helps HR practitioners better understand the current state of their profession and better prepare for its future.
The "DELTA Forces" Causing Change in Human Resource Management.
Motivation, Commitment, and the "New Contracts" Between Employers and Employees.
SPECIFIC PRACTICE AREAS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE.
Is Job Analysis Dead, Misunderstood, or Both? New Forms of Work Analysis and Design.
Recruitment and Selection: Benchmarking at the Millenium.
Our Past, Present, and Future in Teams: The Role of Human Resource Professionals in Managing Team Performance.
Performance Management: The Real Glue in Organizations.
Personal and Career Development: The Best and Worst of Times.
Leadership Development: Contemporary Practices.
Building Room at the Top: Selecting Senior Executives Who Can Lead and Succeed in the New World of Work.
Worker Participation: Current Promise, Future Prospects.
Diversity: Lessons from Global Human Resource Practices.
HELPING ORGANIZATIONS CHANGE: COPING WITH DOWNSIZING, MERGERS, REENGINEERING, AND REORGANIZATIONS.
Organization Surveys: Coming of Age for a New Era.
Is the Sky Really Falling? A View of the Future.
"A very well done overview of the important issues faced by human resource management today. I highly recommAnd it." (Ed Lawler, director, Center for Effective Organizations)