Taking Sides Clashing Views in Human Resource Management

ISBN-10: 007352736X

ISBN-13: 9780073527369

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Pramila Rao

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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 withLearning Outcomes,anIssue Summary,anIntroduction,and anExploring the Issuesection featuringCritical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?,andAdditional Resources.Taking Sidesreaders also offer aTopic Guideand an annotated listing ofInternet Referencesfor further consideration of the issues. 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.
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List price: $63.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 2/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.10" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Introduction
Legal Environment
Is Affirmative Action Still Necessary?
YES: David L. Chappell, from "If Affirmative Action Fails… What Then?" New York Times (May 8, 2004)
NO: Jonathan Kaufman, from "Fair Enough? Barack Obama's Rise Has Americans Debating Whether Affirmative Action Has Run Its Course," Wall Street Journal (June 14, 2008)
Will the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) Be Abused in the U.S. Workplace?
YES: Dina Berta, from "Labor Lawyers: Changes to Americans with Disabilities Act May Lead to More Workplace Discrimination Suits," Nation's Restaurant News (October 2008)
NO: Victoria Zellers, from "Make a Resolution: ADA Training," HR Magazine (January 2009)
Has the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Helped U.S. Corporations?
YES: Edward Cone, from "Learning to Live with SOX," CIO Insight, 2(69), (2006)
NO: C.J. Prince, from "Unintended Consequences," Chief Executive, vol. 205, (2005)
Should Employees Be Allowed to Wear Symbols of Faith in the Workplace?
YES: Robert J. Grossman, from "Religion at Work," HR Magazine (December 2008)
NO: Robert D. Ramsey, from "When Religion and Work Clash," Supervision (September 2007)
Talent Acquisition
Are Social Networking Sites Good Recruitment Sources?
YES: Jamie Vicknair, Dalia Elkersh, Katie Yancey, and Michael C. Budden, from "The Use of Social Networking Websites as a Recruiting Tool for Employers," American Journal of Business Education, vol. 3, no. 11, 7-12 (2010)
NO: Daniel J. Solove, from "The End of Privacy?" Scientific American, vol. 299, no. 3 (September, 2008)
Are Personality Tests Good Predictors of Employee Performance?
YES: Ira Blank, from "Selecting Employees Based on Emotional Intelligence Competencies: Reap the Rewards and Minimize the Risk," Employee Relations Law Journal (December 2008)
NO: Erin White, from "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)
Is Cognitive Ability Testing a Good Predictor of Work Performance?
YES: Martha J. Frase, from "Smart Selections," HR Magazine (December 2007)
NO: Rangarajan (Raj) Parthasarathy, from "Emotional Intelligence and the Quality Manager: Beauty and the Beast?" The Journal for Quality and Participation 0anuary 2009)
Would Mandatory Background Checks for All Employees Reduce Negligent Hiring Lawsuits?
YES: Lessing E. Gold, from "Security and the Law: Get a Background Check," SDM Magazine (October 2007)
NO: Chad Terhune, from "The Trouble with Background Checks: Employee Screening Has Become a Big Business, but Not Always an Accurate One," Business Week (June 2008)
Women in Corporate Levels
Do Women Make Better Business Leaders?
YES: Ann Pomeroy, from "Cultivating Female Leaders," HR Magazine (February 2007)
NO: Herminia Ibarra and Otilia Obodaru, from "Women and the Vision Thing," Harvard Business Review (January 2009)
Does the Glass Ceiling Still Exist in U.S. Organizations?
YES: Jessica Marquez, from "Gender Bias Found to Start Early in Career," Workforce Management (June 2009)
NO: Anonymous, from "Women in the Economy (A Special Report)-Tales from the Front Lines: On How They Did What They Did," Wall Street Journal (p. R.6, 2011)
Employee Performance and Organizational Productivity
Does Increased Dependence on Laptops, Cell Phones, and PDAs Hurt Employee Productivity?
YES: Paul Hemp, from "Death by Information Overload," Harvard Business Review (September 2009)
NO: Michelle LaBrosse, from "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 (2009)
NO: Dennis K. Berman, from "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: Fay Hansen, from "Merit-Pay Payoff?" Workforce Management (November 2008)
NO: Susan J. Wells, from "No Results, No Raise." HR Magazine (vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 76-80, 2005)
Is Forced Ranking an Effective Performance Management Approach?
YES: Alex Blyth, from "Cull or Cure?" Personnel Today (May 2007)
NO: Gail Johnson, from "Forced Ranking: The Good, the Bad, and the Alternative," Training (May 2004)
Is the U.S. Executive Pay Model Flawed?
YES: Sarah Anderson, John Cavanagh, Chuck Collins, Mike Lapham, Sam Pizzigati, from "Executive Excess 2007," at the Institute for Policy Studies, http://www.ips-dc.Org/reports/#84 (2007)
NO: Robert B. Reich, from "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: Charles Woodruffe, from "Generation Y," Training Journal (July 2009)
NO: Dana Kyles, from "Managing Your Multigenerational Workforce," Strategic Finance (2005)
Do Human Resource Management (HRM) Practices (Such as Selection, Training, Performance Management, and Compensation) Contribute to Increased Firm Performance?
YES: Anonymous, from "Google's Lessons for Employers: Put Your Employees First," HR Focus (vol. 85, no. 9, pp. 8-9, September 2008)
NO: Keith H. Hammonds, from "Why We Hate HR," Fast Company (vol. 97, pp. 40-47, 2005)
Global Hrm
Is Overseas Outsourcing a Good U.S. Business Strategy?
YES: John E. Gnuschke, Jeff Wallace, Dennis R. Wilson, and Stephen C. Smith, from "Outsourcing Production and Jobs: Costs and Benefits," Business Perspectives (Spring 2004)
NO: Murray Weidenbaum, from "Outsourcing: Pros and Cons," Executive Speeches (August/September 2004)
Is the Sweatshop Concept Adopted by the U.S. Manufacturers Overseas Ethical?
YES: Tara J. Radin and Martin Calkins, from "The Struggle Against Sweatshops: Moving Toward Responsible Global Business," Journal of Business Ethics (vol. 66, nos. 2-3, pp. 261-272, 2006)
NO: Dennis G. Arnold and Laura P. Hartman, from "Beyond Sweatshops: Positive Deviancy and Global Labor Practices," Business Ethics: A European Review (vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 206-210, July 2005)
Are U.S. Companies Adaptive to Local Practices Overseas?
YES: Mike Hughlett, from Strong Amid Slowdown Worries Sitting Pretty: McDonald's Overseas Sales Are Surging as It Adapts Successful U.S. Operations to Local Tastes, Styles of Its International Restaurants (McClatchy-Tribune Information Services, 2008)
NO: Jaya Halepete, K. V. Seshadri Iyer, and Soo Chul Park, from "Wal-Mart in India: A Success or Failure?" International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management (vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 701-713, 2008)
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