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Human Resource Management Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

Edited By Rae Simons Copyright 2011
    324 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

    324 Pages
    by Apple Academic Press

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    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    Human resource management is the strategic approach to management of an organization’s most valuable asset—its people. It covers the recruitment, management, and direction of people who work for the organization and deals with employee compensation and benefits, hiring and training, performance management, organization development, safety and wellness, and organizational communication.

    Human Resource Management: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities covers a broad array of topics on human resources management, including new emphasis on corporate social commitment, management practices that are essential for retaining effective professionals, financial rewards to stimulate longer workforce participation, entrepreneurial leadership, examination of leadership styles in different countries, dealing with organizational change, teamwork and employee resistance, integrating human resources aspects with corporate goals, and more.

    This book provides an interesting group of chapters that shed light on a variety of international human resources management styles and practices. The competitive nature of twenty-first-century global commerce requires that businesses be managed strategically by managers who are knowledgeable in the principles of the field. The efficient, nonexploitive use of human resources is essential to building successful businesses around the world.

    Corporate Social Responsibility: The Key Role of Human Resource Management
    Assessment of Human Resources Management Practices in Lebanese Hospitals
    Turnover and Heterogenity in Top Management Networks: A Demographic Analysis of Two Swedish Business Groups
    Change Management: Getting a Tuned Up Organization
    Challenges at Work and Financial Rewards to Stimulate Longer Workforce Participation
    The Effects of Human Resource Practices on Firm Growth
    Common Factors Between Swedish and Chinese Entrepreneurial Leadership Styles
    Paris on the Mekong: Using the Aid Effectiveness Agenda to Support Human Resources for Health in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
    Strategic Human Resources Management: Aligning With the Mission
    What Impact do Global Health Initiatives Have on Human Resources for Antiretroviral Treatment Roll-Out? A Qualitative Policy Analysis of Implementation Processes in Zambia
    Biting the Hand that Feeds: Social Identity and Resistance in Restaurant Teams
    Looking to the Future: Human Resource Competencies


    Rae Simons is a successful business manager in Binghamton, New York, who is well acquainted with the demands and details of management. With degrees earned in both psychology and education (from the State University of New York), she brings practical and wide-ranging insights to the field of business management. She has written extensively for numerous publications on business and other topics, including publishers such as Barbour Books, Greenwood, and Facts on File.