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Presentation on

Contemporary
issues in HRM
DIFFERENT TYPES OF ISSUES
IN HRM -
ü Job stress
ü
ü Employee burnout
ü
üSafety
ü
ü Diversity and discrimination
ü
ü Sexual harassment and violence

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 2
JOB STRESS
MEANING -

ü Chronic disease
ü
ü Negatively affect an individual's
performance
ü
ü Psychiatric consultation

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 3
JOB STRESS ( CONTD .)
REASONS -

ü Conflict between work and family roles.

ü Technological advances
ü
ü Service industry- Regular customer
interaction.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 4
JOB STRESS ( CONTD .)

SYMPTOMS -

ü Depression
ü Loss of mental concentration
ü Anxiety, stress
ü Absenteeism
ü Extreme anger and frustration
ü Family conflict
ü Physical illnesses

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EMPLOYEE BURNOUT

MEANING -
 “emotional exhaustion and
detachment from work”.
ü Factors—both professional and
personal.
ü Tight deadlines, high work pressure, no
free time, stringent penalty clauses
and poor leadership.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 6
EMPLOYEE BURNOUT ( CONTD .)

CAUSES OF EMPLOYEE BURNOUT -

ü Low social/family support
ü Absence of work-life balance
ü No time for hobbies
ü The employee is pushed for a deadline by
the organization to deliver

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 7
EMPLOYEE BURNOUT ( CONTD .)
SYMPTOMS -

ü Inability to enjoy life or share a
laugh
ü A sense of being constantly hindered in
office
ü Lack of energy and enthusiasm in work
ü Irritability and less patience in
dealing with clients and co-workers

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 8
SAFETY

MEANING -

ü Safety is the state of being “safe”
ü
ü Being protected from an event that
causes health or economical losses

ü It can include protection of people or
of possessions.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 9
SAFETY ( CONTD .)
HOW TO IMPROVE SAFETY -

ü Safety climate
ü
ü Work design
ü
üTechnology

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 10
DISCRIMINATION AND
DIVERSITY
ü Discrimination- Negative mental health
outcomes.
ü
ü Diversity- Less communication with co-
workers.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 11
SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND
VIOLENCE
ü Psychological distress and overall
health issues .
ü
ü Aggression from customers.

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF HRM 12
HR RESPONSES
üCompensation
ü Employee involvement and job
enrichment
ü Diversity training
ü Safety management
ü Health promotion
ü

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CONCLUSION
ü Presentation shows the present
challenges lying ahead of HRM.
ü The major challenges include- job stress,
employee burnout, safety, diversity and
discrimination, sexual harassment,
violence.
ü Initiatives by organisations
ü Promotion of health and safety in the
workplace
ü

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REFERENCES
INTERNET -
www.routledge.com

www.wikipedia.org

www.hbr.org (case study)

TEXT BOOK -

Human Resource and Personnel Management,

Text and cases, By- K. ASWATHAPPA,
Second Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2001

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