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Demonstrates the increasing importance of thinking and acting for the long term in business and organizations especially when dealing with management of people
Shows the ways in which HRM can make useful contributions to strategic thinking and ethical decision-making in commerce, the public sector and not for profit organizations
Emphasises different ways of approaching the issue of sustainability and HRM
The role of HRM in developing sustainable business organizations is increasingly attracting attention. Sustainability can be used as a principle for HRM itself and the tasks of Sustainable HRM are twofold. On the one hand it fosters the conditions for individual employee sustainability and develops the ability of HRM systems to continuously attract, regenerate and develop motivated and engaged employees by making the HRM system itself sustainable. On the other hand Sustainable HRM contributes to the sustainability of the business organizations through cooperation with the top management, key stakeholders and NGOs and by realising economic, ecological, social and human sustainability goals. This book provides a comprehensive review of the new area of Sustainable HRM and of research from different disciplines like sustainable work systems, ergonomics, HRM, linking sustainability and HRM. It brings together the views of academics and practitioners and provides many ideas for conceptual development, empirical exploration and practical implementation. This publication intends to advance the international academic and practice-based debates on the potential of sustainability for HRM and vice versa. In 19 chapters, 26 authors from five continents explore the role of HRM in developing economically, socially and ecologically sustainable organizations, the concept of Sustainable HRM and the role of HRM in developing Sustainable HRM systems and how sustainability and HRM are conceptualized and perceived in different areas of the world.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Corporate Social Responsibility - Cultures - Ergonomics - Human Resource Management - Sustainability
Part I. Introduction into Sustainability and HRM.- Part II. The Role of HRM in Developing Economically, Socially and Ecologically Sustainable Organisations.- Part III. The Role of HRM in Developing Sustainable HRM Systems.- Part IV. Sustainability and HRM in Different Areas of the World.- Part V. Conclusions and Prospects for Sustainability and Human Resource Management.