Human Resources in Research and Practice: The RQ Reader
By Society for Human Resource Management
2011, 174 pages, Paperback
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Human Resources in Research and Practice: The RQ Reader offers a broad spectrum of topics on human resource management (HRM) essential in today's global world. This book, a compilation of the best-of-the-best from SHRM's Research Quarterly, presents both research and a practical focus about key areas in people management. Each chapter includes perspectives and experiences of HR professionals in the field -- with real life scenarios -- to illustrate the many challenges and opportunities encountered in HRM.
HR professionals, students, and professors all will value the richness of information and resources that provide a solid foundation of knowledge and opportunity for learning about the top issues of human resources. For the HR professional: This resource covers extensive ground, useful and important for everyone, in the HR field. For the student: whether an undergraduate, in grad school or working on a dissertation for a Ph.D., the student will find a wide range of learning that can be directly applied in the classroom, citations for papers, and group study work. For the professor: each chapter presents structures to serve as the basis for classroom discussion, supplemental reading, and/or project assignments.
Part I: Strategic HR Management
For sustainability in today's global marketplace, organizations must be strategic in their approach to human resource management. This section presents five critical areas: employee engagement, organization development, knowledge management, and change management. These topics are "must have's" for senior HR professionals -- and for those learning about human resources on the journey to senior HR work.
Part II: Staffing Management
Staffing management has a wide-reaching impact on the workplace of today and tomorrow. No matter the economic environment, competition for talent is strong. HR professionals need to be knowledgeable about the many resources of talent ? from the dynamic Millennial generation, the value of diversity in teams, innovation and customer service, to a solid and respectful understanding of cultural differences in the workplace.
Part III: Employee Relations and Organizational Development
Leadership. Motivation. Performance. Team work. Ethics. Fairness. What inspires employees to go beyond expectations, for themselves, their group and their organization? Developing leadership skills, working well in a team (local or global), being mentored or mentoring others, effective communication through technology: this section focuses on the important areas of employee relations and organizational development for effective communication, through corporate values, for strong performance.
Part IV: The HR Professional
What creates the impetus to learn? No matter one's level of experience in the HR profession, never underestimate the value of knowledge. This section showcases pathways to gain knowledge, be steeped in the value of people and management skills, and contribute to the success of the company's strategy, mission, and goals.