Annual Editions : Human Resources 09/10

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Annual Editions is a series of over 65 volumes, each designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. The Annual Editions volumes have a number of common organizational features designed to make them particularly useful in the classroom: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; and a brief overview for each section. Each volume also offers an online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing materials. Using Annual Editions in the Classroom is the general instructor's guide for our popular Annual Editions series and is available in print (0073301906) or online. Visit www.mhcls.com for more details..

Table of Contents

Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Internet References
Human Resource Management in Perspective
The Environment of Human Resource Management
Spotlight on Human Resource Management, James C. Wimbush,Business Horizons,2006 Turnover, teams, and diversity have been some of the topics of great interest in research in human resources. This article examines some of the trends in these areas.
HR Jobs Remain Secure, Fay Hansen,Workforce Management,March 12, 2007 There are more than 820,000 employees working directly in HR type jobs with 80 percent in the private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Given the trends in the economy, these jobs are expected to grow for the foreseeable future.
Why We Hate HR, Keith H. Hammonds,Fast Company, August 2005 Why is it that HR is so universally disliked by so many people in so many organizations? Why is it that Scott Adams, in his daily comic strip on life in American industry, "Dilbert", constantly and successfully satirizes HR in the form of the "evil HR Director, Dogbert"? There may be some answers here.
Human Resources and Corporate Strategy
Strange Bedfellows, Jeff Smith and Kristiane Blomqvist,Marketing Management, January/February 2005 Traditionally, human resources and marketing have been rivals. Marketing has always been the external arm of the corporation while human resources has always focused more on the internal functions of the organization. Successful companies know, however, that for them to truly achieve their goals, the two must work in harmony.
Not the Usual Suspects, Jessica Marquez,Workforce Management,November 5, 2007 HR is becoming more demanding and an understanding of the basic business model of the organization is a
that demand. Unfortunately, few people in HR have that understanding. That is why 25% of the heads of the HR Department of the Fortune 1000 companies have tapped executives from other than HRM-firm performance divisions to head human resources.
Employers Prepare to Keep, Not Lose, Baby Boomers, Diane Cadrain,HR Trendbook, 2008 Baby boomers are preparing to retire, but wait, industry cannot afford to let them go because there are not enough people to replace them. Industry is attempting to make it more attractive for them to stay.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The Best 4 Ways to Recruit Employees with Disabilities, Yoji Cole,Diversity Inc, October 2006 Organizations that say they cannot find capable employees with disabilities are simply not trying very hard. Those employees are available and when they are hired, often prove to be superior to employees without disabilities.
Making Reasonable Accommodations for Employees with Mental Illness Under the ADA, Jonathan Hafen,Employee Benefits Plan Review, September 2006 What are the legal responsibilities of the employer under the ADA toward an employee with a mental illness? These questions are addressed here and some of the answers may surprise you.
The Wonder of Work, Teri S. Arnold,USA Today,September 2007 If you are looking for a motivated workforce that is simply happy to have a job and contribute to an organization, look no further. Employees with disabilities will fill your bill.
The Disability Advantage, Allison Stein Wellner,Inc Magazine, October, 2005 Some employers have been so successful with their disabled employees that they have event been willing to forgo the business of customers that, for some reason, looked down on their disabled employees.
Sexual Harassment
Implementing Sexual Harassment Training in the Workplace, Dave Gottwals,Employee Benefits Plan Review, August 2006 The Federal, government as well as several states, has passed sexual harassment laws. Here is what companies can do to protect themselves against lawsuits filed under these statutes.
9/11 and the War on Terror
Fighting for Values, Tony Blair,The New Democrat Blueprint, Vol. 2006, No. 2 The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, explains why defeating Jihadism is so important to western civilization and why the struggle against Islamic extremism is not a clash between civilizations, but about civilization.
Meeting Human Resource Requirement
Job Requirements
White Collared, Julie Hanus,UTNE,March/April 2008 Something is happening in the workplace and it is not a joke. Workers are becoming disengaged from their jobs and their employers and the attitude of "good enough" is starting to invade the workplace in many organizations. This does not bode well.
Human Resources Planning, Selection and Recruitment
Managing in the New Millennium: Ten Keys to Better Hiring, Patricia M. Buhler,Supervision,68 (11) November 2007 One of the essential keys to being a successful manager is hiring the right people to start with. This article presents ten keys for managers to make certain they get the right people in the right jobs.
Six Ways to Strengthen Staffing, Adrienne Hedger,Workforce Management, January 15, 2007 Employers need to do a better job of finding the right employee in an environment of resume overload. This entails honing the search process, offering options to candidates, and being mindful of the organization''s real needs.
Human Resource Information Systems
Balancing HR Systems with Employee Privacy,HR Focus,November, 2006 There is a great deal of employee information online. With new technology safeguarding that information has become a major cause of concern for both the employees and their employers while at the same time being able to access the information so as to be able to use the new technologies to their fullest extent. Balancing these concerns is the subject here.
Technology Tames Password Overload, Boosts HR Data Security, Bill Leonard,HR Trendbook, 2008 Security of computer files is of constant concern to any organization and that is especially true in human resources. Improving that security while making the records more accessible to the people who need them is the theme of this article.
Creating a Productive Work Environment
Motivating Employees
The Brain Drain: How to Get Talented Women to Stay, Jennifer Millman,Diversity,March 2008 Getting young talented women to stay in an organization is a challenge. This article is the story of several female executives and some of the things they have done to be successful in their careers.
Facilitating Communication
Managing in the New Millennium: Interpersonal Skills, Patricia M. Buhler,Supervision, July 2005 Inter
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