This collection examines the evolution of the philosophy and practice of human resource management (HRM) and industrial relations (IR) over the twentieth century. By combining history, contemporary practice, and future trends, these well-known experts present both scholarly and practitioner perspectives. Drawing on in-depth interviews and surveys with HRM executives at leading corporations, the contributors explore key trends and issues facing global companies in such areas as equal opportunity, compensation practices, and expatriation programs. The book also takes an in-depth look at one particular player in the story - Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc., the first non-profit research and consulting organization dedicated to improved HRM/IR practices - which was founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1926, and has played a central role in the development of key labor legislation including the Social Security Act.
1. Introduction, Roy B. Helfgott Section I. The Early Stages of Welfare Capitalism and the Birth of IRC and Human Resource Management 2. The United States in the 1920s: Breaking with European Traditions, Roy B. Helfgott 3. Industrial Relations Counselors, Inc.: Its History and Significance, Bruce E. Kaufman Section II. History and Development of Human Resource Management 4. The Quest for Cooperation and Unity of Interest in Industry, Bruce E. Kaufman 5. A Century of Human Resource Management, Sanford M. Jacoby 6. Employee Benefits and Social Insurance: The Welfare Side of Employee Relations, John F. Burton, Jr. and Daniel J.B. Mitchell 7. Incentives and Structure: Development of Pay Practices in the Twentieth Century, Daniel J.B. Mitchell 8. Advancing Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity, and Employee Rights: Good Will, Good Management, and Legal Compulsion, Jonathan S. Leonard 9. Voice in the North American Workplace: From Employee Representation to Employee Involvement, Daphne G. Taras 10. Industrial Relations in the Global Economy, Morley Gunderson and Anil Verma 11. Towards Collaborative Interdependence: A Century of Change in the Organization of Work, Paul S. Adler Section III. Human Resource Management in the Twenty-First Century 12. HR Today and Tomorrow: Organizational Strategy in Global Companies, Richard A. Beaumont, Carlton D. Becker, and Sydney R. Robertson 13. Selected HR Issues, William N. Brown, Geoffrey W. Latta, and Roderick O. Mullett 14. Challenge and Balance, Richard A. Beaumont 15. Concluding Thoughts: Transiting from the Past to the Future, Richard A. Beaumont