Human Resources Management Issues, Challenges and Trends

"Now and Around the Corner"

Ronald R. Sims, William & Mary
Sheri K. Bias, Saint Leo University

A volume in the series: Contemporary Human Resource Management Issues Challenges and Opportunities. Editor(s): Ronald R. Sims, William & Mary.

Published 2019

Human Resources Management Issues, Challenges and Trends: “Now and Around the Corner” explores and provides an updated look at some of the challenges, trends and issues HRM professionals will need to focus on now and around the corner. Like other departments in the broader organization HRM professionals will need to increasingly demonstrate how they add value and contribute to the organization’s success. While the trends, challenges and issues impacting organizations and HRM professionals will continue to change over the years, the bottom-line of organization success is the clear reality that employees are their best assets and the need for effective HRM.

The book is intended to help to better understand the ongoing transformation of HRM given the issues, challenges and opportunities offered by the contributors to this book. This means the book discusses the ever evolving role of HRM professionals to include discussion of how the profession must continue to become more adaptive, resilient, quick to change direction and customer-centered in its efforts to help meet the human resource needs of contemporary organizations and their employees. The book contributes to the ongoing dialogue and insights offered by HRM experts on what HRM professionals and their organizations can do in the face of such challenges, trends and issues in their efforts to win the talent wars.

Acknowledgements. An Introduction to Human Resources: Management Issues, Challenges and Trends “Now and Around the Corner”, Ronald R. Sims and Sheri K. Bias. Globalization and Human Resource Management, Ronald R. Sims. Organizational Drift: Why Organizations Drift Off Keel and What Human Resource Professionals Can Do About It, James P. Eicher and William J. Mea. Watering the Organizational Landscape: Meeting Employee Needs through HRM Flexibility, Alexandra E. MacDougall, Zhanna Bagdasarov, and M. Ronald Buckley. Equal Rights for Women: Not Yet, William J. Woska. Wearables in the Workplace: An Analysis of Ethical Issues, James S. Bowman and Jonathan P. West. A Consideration of Social Media Movements on Gender-Related HR Policy, Angela N. Spranger and Brenna Gonsalves. Attracting and Retaining Millennials: Is Servant Leadership the Answer? Shannon O. Jackson, Pamela Chandler Lee, and Jonathan Shoemaker. Millennial Workers and the Employee Engagement Phenomenon: Has the Wave Crested? Angela N. Spranger and Sierra Chen. The Unconscious Bias: Impacting the Workplace, Ronda Mariani. Solving the “Quarterback Problem”: Using Psychological Assessment to Improve Selection Decisions in Professional Sports, Kenneth Yusko, Juliet Aiken, Harold Goldstein, Charles Scherbaum, and Elliott Larson. Human Resources Certification: Trends and Acceptance in Industry, J. A. Shoemaker, Sheri K. Bias, Sean Gibbons, Henry Adu, and Nicole Hawkins. About the Authors.