Evolving Practices in Human Resource Management: Responses to a Changing World of Work


The ninth volume in the Professional Practice Series, sponsored by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a division of the American Psychological AssociationThe 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. 09Addressing 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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Anuel London
  • Allen I. Kraut
  • Braham K. Korman
  • Abraham K. Korman
  • Juan I. Sanchez
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • San Francisco
Publication year:
  • 1999


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