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Ch 11: Current Issues and Trends in HRM: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Current Issues and Trends chapter of this Human Resource Management Help and Review course is the simplest way to master human resource management. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of current issues and trends in HRM.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering human resource management material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn about human resources. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding affirmative action, disability, diversity and other current issues and trends in HRM
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about human resources (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about current issues and trends in HRM
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra human resource learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Current Issues and Trends in HRM chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Current Issues and Trends in HRM chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any HRM issue or trend question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

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
  • Age
  • Workplace violence
  • Alternative work arrangements

16 Lessons in Chapter 11: Current Issues and Trends in HRM: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

1. Affirmative Action: Definition and Effects on Diversity in the Workplace

Affirmative action is voluntary guidelines for companies to follow to make sure they are creating diverse working environments in accordance to Title VII. Learn who are the protected groups and about adverse impacts from being treated unfairly.

Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

2. Ability and Disability Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

As humans possess various abilities and disabilities, the workplace often contains such diversity as well. Learn about different abilities and disabilities, the ADA and accommodation in the workplace, and how diversity and sensitivity contribute to a healthy working environment.

Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

3. Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

It is important that a workplace commits to diversity in terms of race, gender, and nation of origin, but also in relation to the age range of their workers. Learn more about the importance of age diversity in the workplace, trends and examples of the issue, and how the workplace can benefit from such diversity.

Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

4. Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Gender diversity in the workplace refers to the rate at which men and woman are hired, paid, and promoted in relation to the opposite gender. Explore gender diversity facts and trends in today's modern workplace, as well as ways to work on closing the gap and moving toward equality.

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

5. Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

Cultural Diversity is where a group is made up of individuals from differing cultures or societies. Examine six observable trends in the workforce, and advantageous strategies used by companies to implement cultural diversity.

Workplace Violence: Trends and Impact on Human Resources

6. Workplace Violence: Trends and Impact on Human Resources

Workplace violence involves different types of threats to employees' safety, and many workers are victimized by violence while on the job every year. Explore some workplace violence statistics and trends, and discover some steps which human resources can take to mitigate it.

Human Resource Information Systems: Costs & Benefits to Employees, HR and Organizations

7. Human Resource Information Systems: Costs & Benefits to Employees, HR and Organizations

Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), the general management of human resource documents, has costs, benefits, and risks for all parties involved. See the type of information managed by HRIS, and the costs, benefits, and risks faced by employees, the human resource department, and organization as a whole.

Pros & Cons of Alternative Work Arrangements: Home Office, Virtual Teams and Telecommuting

8. Pros & Cons of Alternative Work Arrangements: Home Office, Virtual Teams and Telecommuting

Alternative work arrangements have become more popular because of the flexibility they provide for getting things done. Learn about the definition and the different types of alternative work arrangements, including telecommuting, virtual teams, and home offices, and explore the pros and cons of using them.

What is Brain Drain in Economics? - Definition, Causes, Effects & Examples

9. What is Brain Drain in Economics? - Definition, Causes, Effects & Examples

Brain drain occurs when a country's highly skilled and intelligent citizens emigrate. Learn about brain drain in economics by exploring its definition, causes, effects, and examples, and review possible actions that can curb brain drain. Recognize how brain drain affects a home country, and take a closer look at brain drain in India and Russia.

Employee Self-Assessment: Example & Concept

10. Employee Self-Assessment: Example & Concept

Employees can take self-assessments to find out their strengths and weaknesses as well as improve skill set and increase knowledge. Discover more about employee self-assessment, including its concept, importance, and examples of these type of assessments.

What Is an Exit Interview? - Definition & Examples

11. What Is an Exit Interview? - Definition & Examples

An exit interview is a formal conversation between an employer and an employee who is leaving the organization. Find out the definition and purpose of an exit interview and discover common examples of exit interview questions.

What Is an Occupational Health Check?

12. What Is an Occupational Health Check?

An occupational health check is a requirement by employers to prevent work-related injuries and disease. Study how occupational health check is defined, learn about pre-employment health screenings, the law, and random drug testing.

Emerging Trends in Human Resource Management

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.

The Role of HR in Company Culture

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.

Company Culture: Definition, Types & Examples

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.

Human Resource Information Systems: Definition, Types & Examples

16. Human Resource Information Systems: Definition, Types & Examples

Human resource information systems (HRIS) aid the HR department in keeping track of everyone's progress in the business and help to provide a record of any issues to follow up on. Learn more about HR management systems, its definitions and the different types, with examples.

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