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Cont Iss and Challenges in HRM

Contemporary Issues and Challenges in HRM
Second Edition

Peter Holland, Cathy Sheehan, Ross Donohue, Amanda Pyman& Belinda Allen
ISBN: 9780734611093 / 978-0-7346-1109-3
Price: A$64.95 NZ$77.95 US$54.95
Binding: Softcover
Trim: 245 x 190 mm   242 pp 
Copyright: 2012

The aim of this revised and expanded text is to provide an up-to-date overview and analysis of the diverse and complex range of issues currently confronting the field of human resource management. Adopting a critical approach, the authors review theories of HRM, and apply these principles to emerging themes that exemplify the dynamic working environment confronting organisations today.

The analysis is supported by examples and cases designed to provide the reader with a functional knowledge and appreciation of current human resource management (HRM) issues. The exploration highlights the challenges for HR professionals who are increasingly expected to provide leadership in the management of employees as a key source of organisational competitive advantage.

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Chapter 1 - The brave new world of virtual work

Chapter 2 - Managing the war for talent

Chapter 3 - Offshoring: Reflections and new directions

Chapter 4 - ICT and employment: Challenges and future directions

Chapter 5 - Psychological contracts

Chapter 6 - Career management in the 21st century

Chapter 7 - HRM and service work

Chapter 8 - Managing emotional labour in the workplace

Chapter 9 - Employee health and well-being in the workplace

Chapter 10 -Trade unions and the new workplace

Chapter 11 - The contested terrain of monitoring and surveillance in the workplace

Chapter 12 - Risk and crisis management

Chapter 13 - The greening of skills in the 21st century

Chapter 14 - Justice at work



Peter Holland is Associate Professor in Human Resource Management and  Employee Relations in the Department of Management at Monash University in  Melbourne, Australia. Peter has worked in the Australian Finance industry and conĀ­sulted to the private and public sector in a variety areas related to human resource management and employee relations. His current research interests include talent management, employee voice and monitoring and surveillance in the workplace. He has co-authored 8 books and over 60 journal articles, monographs and book chapters on a wide range of human resource management and employee relations.

Cathy Sheehan is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Management at Monash University and an active member of the Australian Centre for  Research in Employment and Work (ACREW). Cathy has taught across the  areas of Accounting, Management and more recently HRM and International HRM. Resultant publications have appeared in International Journal of Human Resource Management, Personnel Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Human  Resources, and her recent co-authored text Contemporary Issues and  Challenges in HRM as well as numerous media citations. 

Ross Donohue is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Monash University. He is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. His current research interests relate to personality-environment fit and career change, the influences of  emotional intelligence and transformational leadership on career  advancement, psychological contracts and organisational justice, and the predictors of organisational commitment. Ross has published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Journal of Employment Counseling, and has authored book chapters on careers and employment. 

Amanda Pyman is a Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Management at Monash University in Melbourne Australia. Previously, Amanda  worked as a lecturer at the University of Kent in the UK. She also held the roles of Deputy Director, MBA Programmes and Director, Athens MBA Programme. Amanda has published widely in leading  international journals including the British Journal of Industrial  Relations, in addition to contributing to several books. Amanda’s current research interests include: employee voice, union renewal  Binding: Perfect strategies in a comparative perspective, and privacy in the workplace.

Belinda Allen is a Lecturer in the Department of Management at Monash University. Prior to that she was a research fellow and lecturer at Melbourne University. She is currently involved in a longitudinal Australian Research Council (ARC) project examining the effects of job changes on wellbeing and occupational drift amongst nurses in the aged care sector. Belinda regularly presents her research findings at prominent international conferences, and has also published articles in several leading international journals including Work, Employment & Society and the British Journal of Industrial Relations.