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Contemporary Issues and Challenges in HRM

by: Holland

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Publisher: Tilde Group,02.11.11

Category: Human Resource Management Level:

ISBN: 0734611099
ISBN13: 9780734611093

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Australian Catholic University - Mackillop (North Sydney) - First Semester 1501
Course Code:
HRMG600 (Contemporary Issues of HRM)

Institution: ACU North Sydney - 2014 2nd Semester
Course Code: HRMG305

Institution: ACU Brisbane (Banyo) - 2014 2nd Semester
Course Code: HRMG305
Subject: Contemporary Issues

The aim of this revised and expanded text is to provide an up-to-date overview and analysis of the diverse and complex range of issues currently confronting the field of human resource management. Adopting a critical approach, the authors review theories of HRM, and apply these principles to emerging themes that exemplify the dynamic working environment confronting organisations today.

The analysis is supported by examples and cases designed to provide the reader with a functional knowledge and appreciation of current human resource management (HRM) issues. The exploration highlights the challenges for HR professionals who are increasingly expected to provide leadership in the management of employees as a key source of organisational competitive advantage.

Dr Peter Holland, MA (Kent), PhD (Tas), is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Employee Relations in the Department of Management at Monash University Melbourne. Peter has worked in the Australian finance industry and has consulted to the private and public sectors in a variety of areas related to the field of human resource management and employee relations. His research interests include monitoring and surveillance in the workplace, new patterns of work and strategic unionism. He has co-authored 5 books and numerous journal articles, monographs and book chapters on a wide range of human resource management and employee relations.

Dr Cathy Sheehan, BCom (Hons) (Tas), Dip Ed (Tas), PhD (Tas), has a background in Accounting, Psychology & Human Resource Management (HRM). Before working as an academic she was involved in the telecommunications and services industries. Her work in these areas mainly focused on accounting and finance processes and a review of control systems. As an academic Cathy has taught across the areas of Accounting, Management and more recently HRM and International HRM. Her research areas have included management information systems, strategic HRM, HR in call centres and issues in International HRM & the global talent flow. A key research focus has been the status of the role of the HR professional in Australia. This ongoing research has involved wide-scale quantitative surveys of the membership of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) in 1995 and 2005, as well as qualitative interviews in best practice companies.

Dr Ross Donohue, BBehSc (Hons) (Griff) PhD (QUT), is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Monash University. He is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Ross has practised as a vocational psychologist and provided consultancy work to industry and government in the areas of career management and organisational change. His current research interests relate to personality-environment fit and career change, the influences of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership on career advancement, psychological contracts and organisational justice, and the predictors of organisational commitment. Ross has published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Journal of Employment Counseling and has authored book chapters on careers and employment. He has also recently co-authored a book on management research methods.

Dr Amanda Pyman, BCom (Hons) (Mon), PhD (Mon), is a lecturer in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at the Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK. Amanda has experience teaching Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management to undergraduate students in both Australia and the UK. Amanda`s previous appointment prior to moving to the UK was as a research fellow in the Department of Management, Monash University, Australia. This post-doctoral research experience was and continues to be invaluable in informing Amanda`s university teaching. Her current research focuses on: employee voice and worker representation, corporate universities and strategic human resource development, privacy and surveillance in the workplace, internet recruitment and union strategies and renewal under changing labour legislation.
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - The brave new world of virtual work

Chapter 2 - The war for talent: exploring human resources management trends in Australia

Chapter 3 - Offshoring: reflections and new directions

Chapter 4 - ICT and employment: challenges and future directions

Chapter 5 - Psychological contracts

Chapter 6 - Career management in the 21st century

Chapter 7 - Managing emotional labour in the workplace

Chapter 8 - HRM and service work

Chapter 9 -Trade unions and the new workplace

Chapter 10 -The contested terrain of monitoring and surveillance in the workplace

Chapter 11 - The current role of the HR function in Australia

Chapter 12 - A thousand voices: what do workers want in Australia?