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Ch 13: Current Issues & Trends in Human Resource Management

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Use this overview of current issues and trends in human resource management to increase your understanding of workplace violence, business sustainability, expatriate staffing, and so much more. These lessons can assist you with getting better prepared to take an exam.

Current Issues & Trends in Human Resource Management - Chapter Summary

This chapter is a convenient way to enhance your knowledge of current issues and trends in human resource management. Our expert instructors discuss how workplace violence impacts human resources and the concept of business sustainability. You'll also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of working from a home office. After completing the chapter, you should be able to:

  • List benefits of human resource information systems to employees
  • Provide an overview of workplace violence trends
  • Recall advantages of alternative work arrangements
  • Describe global staffing approaches
  • Recount compensation considerations in expatriate staffing
  • Discuss HR interactions with third-country nationals
  • Outline how external talent is incorporated into organizational culture
  • Detail different levels of corporate social responsibility

Our instructors assist you with quickly grasping the information presented on current issues and trends in human resource management. A brief quiz is available to test your understanding of each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as a study tool. The quizzes link back to specific topics in the videos, which means you can revisit a topic with a single click.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Current Issues & Trends in Human Resource Management
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Human Resource Information Systems: Costs & Benefits to Employees, HR and Organizations

1. 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.

Workplace Violence: Trends and Impact on Human Resources

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Global Staffing Approaches: Ethnocentric, Regiocentric, Polycentric, and Geocentric

4. Global Staffing Approaches: Ethnocentric, Regiocentric, Polycentric, and Geocentric

Human resource management professionals working for global organizations often have unique staffing choices. In this lesson, you'll learn about ethnocentric staffing, regiocentric staffing and geocentric staffing. A short quiz follows.

Expatriate Staffing: Personal Impact, Repatriation & Compensation Considerations

5. Expatriate Staffing: Personal Impact, Repatriation & Compensation Considerations

Employees that work for global companies may end up working abroad for a period of time. In this lesson, you'll learn about expatriate staffing, including its personal impact on employees, compensation considerations and repatriation.

Human Resource Interactions with Host, Parent & Third-Country Nationals

6. Human Resource Interactions with Host, Parent & Third-Country Nationals

Employee relations are guided by human resource (HR) management professionals, and the global environment makes doing this more complex. In this lesson, we'll see how HR professionals interact with employees across the globe.

Incorporating External Talent into Organizational Culture

7. Incorporating External Talent into Organizational Culture

In this lesson, we'll define external talent. You'll learn about their importance in today's workplace and how organizations can create an external talent program.

The Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility

8. The Levels of Corporate Social Responsibility

Most companies do not start as socially-responsible companies. In fact, the path to embracing corporate social responsibility consists of four different levels that companies progress through that will benefit their stakeholders.

Business Sustainability: Definition & Concept

9. Business Sustainability: Definition & Concept

Business success today depends not only on corporate earnings, but on a company's broader impact on people and the environment. Learn about the meaning and types of business sustainability in this lesson.

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