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The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition by Barbara Mitchell, Sharon Armstrong

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TODAY'S WORKPLACE CHALLENGES

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

It's quite obvious that the world has not been standing still, though sometimes we wish it would! The modern workplace is evolutionary, with resources—human and otherwise—in a state of constant flux. How organizations adapt and react can mean the difference between success and failure.

Workforce changes

The workplace has changed significantly, and the pace of change isn't slowing down. The events and actions of our global economy allow formerly remote parts of the world to have a real impact on US business. We've moved into the knowledge economy, too: The service industry has replaced manufacturing as the core US enterprise. ...

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