chapter  1
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Introduction to managing HR in North America


This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book looks at those challenges, how they can affect the firm and human resources (HR), and how HRM can address them. It looks at how changes in the business environment have affected HRM. The book explores HRM topics that have increased in importance over the last several years. It analyzes topics that have recently emerged as concerns to HRM. The book gives guidelines to help HR professionals deal with the current issue. It looks at the recent research on expatriates, locals, and third country nationals. The book covers new issues in staffing and developing employees in multinational enterprises. It also looks at the benefits, costs, and challenges of training technology, and how training content, technological capabilities, and trainee characteristics affect the effectiveness of technology-based training.