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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 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.

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

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.

Age Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

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.

Gender Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

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.

Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: Definition, Trends & Examples

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.

Workplace Violence: Trends and Impact on Human Resources

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

Employee Self-Assessment: Example & Concept

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.

What Is an Exit Interview? - Definition & Examples

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.

What Is an Occupational Health Check?

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.

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 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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