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The Future Of Human Resource Management

Professional human resources management is an increasingly vital area in any organization, given its responsibility for building talent and creating other organizational capabilities that create competitive advantage through hiring, training, and rewarding people, and designing and managing organization processes. As business pushes on into the future and adapts to new realities, the practice of HR must keep up, and practitioners must stay abreast of changes in the field in order to prepare for the future. This follow up to the bestselling Tomorrow s HR Management brings together a panel of noted international experts, each contributing to an article on the state of HR today and changes to expect in the coming years. Including academics, consultants, and practitioners, these sixty four contributors examine a wide range of issues in HR?including HR as a decision science; understanding and managing people; organizational culture; the impact of HR on business results; the requirements of an HR professional; globalization and its effects; and collaborative ventures. Divided into nine sections organized by topic, The Future of Human Resource Management presents thoughtful ideas and fresh perspectives on almost every aspect of the field. Inside you ll find thought provoking essays you won t find anywhere else?Coleman Peterson reveals how Wal Mart hires and keeps its people; Peter Cappelli and Mike Losey offer divergent views on the possibility of a labor shortage in America; Libby Sartain explores HR s role in brand development; Gordon Hewitt writes about HR s contribution to business strategy; and Frances Hesselbein applies her leadership expertise to HR governance issues. No one can know what the future will bring, but it is clear that HR will continue to grow and change. With HR s increasing importance to the success of every business, practitioners and managers who can adapt to the future will determine the success or failure of their enterprises. The Future of Human Resource Management looks at the challenges, trends, and demands that will define the future of HR. The Future of Human Resource Management is copublished by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the Society for Human Resource Management. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 190,000 individual members, the Society s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society s mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 500 affiliated chapters and members in more than 100 countries. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org.