The Employment Relationship: Key Challenges for HR [NOOK Book]

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Challenges Facing the Employment Relationship in Future Organizations addresses the issues of change within employee relationships resulting from the impact of factors such as:

* international ...
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The Employment Relationship: Key Challenges for HR

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Overview

Challenges Facing the Employment Relationship in Future Organizations addresses the issues of change within employee relationships resulting from the impact of factors such as:

* international competitive pressures
* technological change
* changing individual expectations and behaviours

The new employment contract is analysed from inside and outside organizations and the issues are addressed from both a human resource management and work psychology perspective.

This book:
* Reviews the phenomenon of globalization, outlining the current impacts on the employment relationship and summarizing the assumed impacts on future work
* Looks at the employment relationship from a labour market perspective and reviews the evidence on an increasing individualization of the employment relationship
* Reviews work by psychologists on the changing psychological contract
* Provides an overview of new forms of work organization, drawing attention to research on virtual organization and implications of e-enablement
* Outlines the challenges to the employment relation on a global scale

Audience: HR managers and students, MBA students taking HR options, MSc students taking HR options.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136357961
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Paul R. Sparrow is the Ford Professor of International Human Resource Management and Academic Director Executive Education at Manchester Business School. He graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc (Hons) Psychology and the University of Aston with an MSc Applied Psychology and was then sponsored by Rank Xerox to study the impacts of ageing on the organisation for his PhD at Aston University. From 1982 to 1984 he was a freelance consultant principally involved in projects relating to changing patterns of work. He then became a Research Fellow at Aston University and a Senior Research Fellow at Warwick Business School researching emerging human resource strategies in the computer and retail sectors. In 1988 he joined PA Consulting Group working as a Consultant and finally a Principal Consultant. In 1991 he returned to academia and took up a Lectureship in Organisational Behaviour at Manchester Business School, moving to Sheffield University to take up a Readership in 1995, and then a Chair in 1997. He returned to Manchester Business School in 2001. He has written and edited a number of books including European human resource management in transition, Designing and achieving competency, Human resource management: the new agenda and The competent organization: a psychological analysis of the strategic management process. He has also published several articles concerning the future of work, human resource strategy, management competencies, the psychology of strategic management, international human resource management and cross-cultural management. He is associated with the ESRC Centre for Organisation and Innovation, at the Institute of Work Psychology; Sheffield;the Center for Global Strategic Human Resource Management, Rutgers University; and Centre for Research into the Management of Expatriates, Cranfield University. He was Editor of the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology from 1998-2003.

Cary Cooper, CBE, is currently Professor Cary Cooper, CBE, is Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School. He is also President of the British Academy of Management. He is the author of over 80 books (on occupational stress, women at work and industrial and organizational psychology), has written over 300 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio. He is currently Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior, co-Editor of the medical journal Stress Medicine; Co-Editor of the International Journal of Management Review. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, The Royal Society of Arts, The Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal Society of Health. Professor Cooper is the President of the British Academy of Management, is a Companion of the (British) Institute of Management and one of the first UK based Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management (having also won the 1998 Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to management science from the Academy of Management). Professor Cooper is the Editor (jointly with Professor Chris Argyris of Harvard Business School) of the international scholarly Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management (12 volume set). He has been an advisor to the World Health Organisation, ILO, and recently published a major report for the EU's European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Work Conditions on "Stress Prevention in the Workplace".

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Leading edge text for Senior Executives and HR practioners, exploring the vital issues surrounding employee commitment in today's changing organizations.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
About the Authors
1 Challenges facing the employment relationship: introduction 1
2 The psychological contact 28
3 The changing structure of employment 53
4 Job stability and employee outcomes 76
5 Quality of employment relationship: trust and job insecurity 93
6 Work and career transitions 128
7 Individualization of human resource management 155
8 Managing the new individual-organization linkages 177
9 work-life balance 215
10 New generations: new expectations and new problems? 242
Name index 267
Subject index 279
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