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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an HRM issues and trends unit of a standard human resource management course. Topics covered include:
- Ability and disability
- Cultural and gender diversity
- Workplace violence
- Alternative work arrangements
1. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace
Affirmative action creates a diverse workplace for organizations. Legislation was passed to help protected groups not have an adverse impact on employment opportunities. In this lesson, find out the difference between protected groups and adverse impacts.
2. Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples
Everyone has both strengths and limitations, and it is the diversity of these things that makes for a great workplace. In this lesson, we'll examine ability and disability diversity in the workplace, including the ADA and sensitivity training.
3. Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples
Age diversity is the ability to accept all different types of ages within a business environment. Companies have to adjust to an aging population in various ways.
4. Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples
Gender diversity deals with equal representation of men and women in the workplace. In this lesson, we will explore trends and issues with gender diversity in the modern workforce.
5. Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples
Cultural diversity is a form of appreciating the differences in individuals. The differences can be based on gender, age, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social status. Companies have realized the value in acquiring a diverse workforce.
6. Workplace Violence: Trends and Impact on Human Resources
The workplace can be a dangerous place, and many workers are victimized by violence while on the job every year. In this lesson, you'll learn about violence in the workplace and steps that HR can take to reduce it.
7. Human Resource Information Systems: Costs & Benefits to Employees, HR and Organizations
While we may be heading to a 'paperless' office, the amount of information handled by HR professionals seems to keep growing. In this lesson, you'll learn about human resource information systems and how they can help with information management.
8. Pros & Cons of Alternative Work Arrangements: Home Office, Virtual Teams and Telecommuting
Alternative work arrangements have become an important trend in work over the past quarter century. In this lesson, you'll learn about some different types of alternative work arrangements, including the pros and cons of utilizing them. A short quiz follows the lesson.
9. What is Brain Drain in Economics? - Definition, Causes, Effects & Examples
This lesson will discuss an economic slang term, brain drain. It will give a definition and explanation of the term, possible causes, and effects. To clarify, a few examples will also be included.
10. Employee Self-Assessment: Example & Concept
Successful people are able to use feedback from colleagues and managers to develop their skills and abilities. In this lesson, you'll learn the importance of soliciting and applying feedback from your most important critic - yourself.
11. What Is an Exit Interview? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson we'll learn what an exit interview is, some reasons for conducting them, expected use of the information received, and common questions asked in the interview.
12. What Is an Occupational Health Check?
Some employers require prospective employees to take a pre-employment physical before the employee can start work. Learn more about employee health screenings and when employers are and are not permitted to ask medical questions.
13. Emerging Trends in Human Resource Management
Government regulations, staffing demands, and improved technology have led to new trends in human resource management. This lesson highlights some of those trends.
14. The Role of HR in Company Culture
Human Resources departments have evolved over the years, transitioning from administrative paper pushers to key players in planning and implementing corporate strategy. Let's take a look at the integral role HR can play in setting the tone within a company and building company culture.
15. Company Culture: Definition, Types & Examples
Different companies around the world have created their own kind of company culture. Culture is identifiable to employees, customers, and partners. In this lesson, we will identify what company culture means and look at different types and examples.
16. Human Resource Information Systems: Definition, Types & Examples
Human resource information systems are software programs that allow HR professionals to store and organize vast amounts of employee information. These programs should allow management to access information and improve decision making.
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Other chapters within the Human Resource Management: Help and Review course
- Overview of HRM Field: Help and Review
- Organizational Theories & Human Resources: Help and Review
- Job Analysis and Design: Help and Review
- Staffing in Organizations: Help and Review
- Training and Development in Organizations: Help and Review
- Performance Appraisals: Help and Review
- Employee Compensation Issues: Help and Review
- Employment Law & Employee Rights: Help and Review
- Labor Relations: Help and Review
- International Human Resource Management: Help and Review
- Human Resource Management & Employee Recruitment