Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Resource Management

ISBN-10: 0073527335
ISBN-13: 9780073527338
Edition: 2011
Authors: Pramila Rao
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Description: Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a  More...

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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 5/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.Taking Sidesreaders feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

Preface
Correlation Guide
Introduction
Legal Environment
Is Affirmative Action Still Necessary?
Yes: "Race Matters: Court Preserves Affirmative Action-Preferences in Admissions Survive, but Justices Condemn Point System-Win for Business and Military," Wall Street Journal (June 24, 2003)
No: "Should Affirmative Action Policies, Which Give Preferential Treatment Based on Minority Status, Be Eliminated?" BalancedPolitics, www.balancedpolitics.org/affirmative_action.htm (2009)
Will the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) Be Abused in the U.S. Workplace?
Yes: "Labor Lawyers: Changes to Americans with Disabilities Act May Lead to More Workplace Discrimination Suits," Nation's Restaurant News (October 2008)
No: "Make a Resolution: ADA Training," HR Magazine (January 2009)
Is the "Living Wages" Concept the Best Answer for High Employee Turnover among Lower-Skilled Employees?
Yes: "Wage Laws See Varied Results over 14 Years," The American City & County (October 2008)
No: "States and Cities Square Off over Living Wage Laws," HR Magazine (March 2004)
Should Employees Be Allowed to Wear Symbols of Faith to the Workplace?
Yes: "Religion at Work," HR Magazine (December 2008)
No: "When Religion and Work Clash," Supervision (September 2007)
Talent Acquisition
Are Social Networking Sites Good Recruitment Sources?
Yes: "Get Social, Get a Job," ComputerWorld (August 2009)
No: "The End of Privacy?" Scientific American (September 2008)
Are Personality Tests Good Predictors of Employee Performance?
Yes: "Selecting Employees Based on Emotional Intelligence Competencies: Reap the Rewards and Minimize the Risk," Employee Relations Law Journal (December 2008)
No: "Theory and Practice: Personality Tests Aim to Stop 'Fakers'; Some Say Tool's Accuracy Could Be Improved to Make Misrepresentations Harder," Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition) (November 6, 2006)
Would Mandatory Background Checks for All Employees Reduce Negligent Hiring Lawsuits?
Yes: "Get a Background Check," SDM (October 2007)
No: "The Trouble with Background Checks: Employee Screening Has Become a Big Business, But Not Always an Accurate One," BusinessWeek (June 2008)
Is Cognitive Ability Testing a Good Predictor of Work Performance?
Yes: "Smart Selections," HR Magazine (December 2007)
No: "Emotional Intelligence and the Quality Manager: Beauty and the Beast?" The Journal for Quality and Participation (January 2009)
Women In Corporate Levels
Does the Glass Ceiling Still Exist in U.S. Organizations?
Yes: "Gender Bias Found to Start Early in Career," Workforce Management (June 2009)
No: Anonymous, "Breaking the Glass Ceiling," Black Enterprise (February 2009)
Do Women Make Better Business Leaders?
Yes: "Cultivating Female Leaders," HR Magazine (February 2007)
No: "Women and the Vision Thing," Harvard Business Review (January 2009)
Employee Performance And Organizational Productivity
Does E-Learning Actually Promote Employee Learning and Development?
Yes: "The Role of Social Learning," E.learning Age (October 2007)
No: "Yearning for E-Learning? The Pros and Cons of the Virtual Classroom for Your Call Center," Customer Inter@ction Solutions (June 2008)
Does Increased Dependence on Laptops, Cell Phones, and PDAs Hurt Employee Productivity?
Yes: "Death by Information Overload," Harvard Business Review (September 2009)
No: "Working Successfully in a Virtual World," Employment Relations Today (2007)
Do Unions Help Organizational Productivity?
Yes: AFL-CIO, from "Unions Are Good for Business, Productivity, and the Economy," (http://www.aflcio.org/joinaunion/why/ uniondifference/uniondiff8.cfm)
No: "The Game-Dr. Z's Chrysler Predicament: Selling Unions on Sacrifice," Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition) (April 24, 2007)
Compensation And Performance Appraisal
Has Merit Pay Lost Its Meaning in the Workplace?
Yes: "Merit-Pay Payoff?" Workforce Management (November 2008)
No: "U.S. News: Obama Seeks to Expand Merit Pay for Teachers," Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition) (March 11, 2009)
Do Intrinsic Rewards Provide for Better Employee Retention?
Yes: "Total Reward Is Helping to Define a New Era of Benefits" Employee Benefits (July 2007)
No: "Reasons to Go," Computerworld (June 2008)
Is Forced Ranking an Effective Performance Management Approach?
Yes: "Cull or Cure?" Personnel Today (May 2007)
No: "Forced Ranking: The Good, The Bad, And The ALTERNATIVE," Training (May 2004)
Given the Current State of the National Economy, Is Executive Pay Unreasonable
Yes: "Executive Excess 2007" at the Institute for Policy Studies. http://www.ips-dc.Org/reports/#84
No: "The Economic Argument for CEO Pay," Wall Street Journal (Eastern Edition) (September 14, 2007)
The Effect of HRM Practices
Does Attracting, Developing, and Retaining the Millennial Generation Require Significant Changes to Current HRM Practices?
Yes: "Generation Y," Training Journal (July 2009)
No: "Managing Your Multigenerational Workforce," Strategic Finance (2005)
Do Human Resource Management Practices Contribute to Increased Firm Performance?
Yes: "Google's Lessons for Employers: Put Your Employees First," HR Focus (September 2008)
No: "OOMPH! Heroes or Zeroes?" Personnel Today (September 2007)
Is Outsourcing a Good U.S. Business Strategy?
Yes: "Outsourcing Production and Jobs: Costs and Benefits," Business Perspectives (Spring 2004)
No: "Outsourcing: Pros and Cons," Executive Speeches (August 2004)
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