Experiencing Human Resource Management examines human resource management (HRM), its management and effects, from the perspective of those at the “receiving end” of human resource initiatives and strategies. If HRM is to contribute to the objectives of organizations, it is imperative to understand how HRM techniques are being applied and experienced. This book tells the experiences of employees in more than 20 organizations across a number of sectors and countries, and sets out to answer three questions: + A decade or so from its arrival, is HRM delivering its promises? + Of the many documented changes in workplace policies and practices, which can be distinctly attributed to HRM? + Where changes are occurring in HRM, who is benefiting? Presenting not the usual managerial focus, but a rich and valuable view from employees, Experiencing Human Resource Management will be of great value to academics and advanced-level students in human resource management, industrial relations and sociology, as well as to practitioners dealing with employment related issues.

Diversity Climates and Gendered Cultures: A Cross Sector Analysis

Diversity Climates and Gendered Cultures: A Cross Sector Analysis

Diversity climates and gendered cultures: A cross sector analysis
PaulIles, ElisabethWilson and DeborahHicks-Clarke

In recent years there has been a growing move to replace or complement the traditional ‘discrimination, equal opportunity, positive action’ paradigm in addressing issues of employment equity with an emerging ‘managing diversity’ paradigm. This has happened particularly in the United States in the 1980s, but also in Western Europe in the 1990s. It is argued that employee diversity can bring organizational and HR benefits to organizations if appropriately managed, such as more effective recruitment; retention and motivation of employees; more appropriate goods and services; better customer care; greater innovation and creativity; and more adaptability (e.g. Cox and Blake, 1991). However, the field is characterized by ...

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