RECENT TRENDS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Keywords:Diversity, Human resource management, Workforce.
Continuous changes in technology, economic, social and psychological understandings and structures have influence on both Human Resources and their management. Current models of HRM suggest that expectations about HR roles are changing as organisations are striving to make the HR function leaner and more strategic.
The aim of this article is to identify recent trends in human resource development and to review existing research with regard to these recent trends. As a result, the following trends are identified: Globalization and its implications, Work-force Diversity, Employee expectations, Changing skill requirements, Corporate downsizing, Continuous improvement programs, Reengineering work processes for improved productivity, Contingent workforce, Mass Customization, Decentralized work sites, Employee involvement, Technology, Health, Family work life balance, Confidentiality. Per trend, relevant existing research is reviewed and avenues for future research are discussed.