This book aims to address one of the key challenges facing Human Resource Management (HRM) and Organizational Behavior (OB) researchers. It delves into contemporary topics from which focused research models, ideas, and questions can be developed and tested. HRM and OB are closely related and intersect each other in the examination of practices, which are aimed at managing employees and explaining their behaviors. Proposing to provide researchers with easy access to a slew of contemporary research advancements within the field, this work explores ten contemporary research areas within HRM and OB. Topics include innovative HRM/OB responses in crises, alternative work arrangements for the contemporary workplace, employee mental health, from diversity to inclusion in the workplace, workplace harassment, HRM in small and medium enterprises, alternative perspectives in employee turnover, organizational citizenship and counter-productive work behaviors, leading for work engagement, and employee motivation in a changing environment. Providing researchers with a comprehensive overview of research advances within selected contemporary areas, this book seeks to spur critical thinking, spark alternative research perspectives, innovate extensions to existing theories, and provide the foundation from which focused research can grow and develop within these management fields.
Riann Singh is Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development within the Department of Management Studies at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. She has extensive teaching and research experience in these areas.
Shalini Ramdeo is Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Leadership and has teaching and research experience in these areas. She is attached to the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.