Write your response as 3-page blog, adding a small visual or two for impact. Include at least two outside sources to validate your comments. The format is up to you, however, this assignment might work well in an essay format using Word (e.g., similar to an opinion piece found on an editorial page in a newspaper or online news).
Module 4 – Case HRM 522
Workplace Relations, Value Creation, and the Future
We will conclude this course by looking at the contributions HRM might make to creating value for private-sector organizations and how employee relations and/or union relations fits into that process.
Begin by reviewing the following:
You are a professional in HRM and are in charge of your employer’s company blog for the week. In your introductory blog you start out by showing the following video:
(The Centre Online, 2014)
Your first blogger asks you:
· Is there risk that technology will over-power life as we know it? What impact will technology have on the employee-employer relationship? How will this impact HR labor/employee relations activities?
· How would you respond?
Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of the relevant issues and HRM trends, drawing on your background reading and research.
Information Literacy: Evaluate resources and select only library/Web-based resources that provide reliable, substantiated information. Give authors credit for their work.
Prepare a paper that is conversational in nature.
Include a cover page and a list of references. Proofread carefully for grammar, spelling, and word-usage errors.
Note: Some of these readings date back several years, but still provide excellent information for our use.
The Centre Online (2014). Did you Know, in 2028. Retrieved from
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Inch, J. (2015). Future Globalization. TEDxSuzhou. Retrieved from
Leonhard, G. (2016). Digital Transformation: Are You Ready for Exponential Change? Retrieved from
Leonhard, G. (2017). Technology vs. Humanity—The Future is Already Here. Retrieved from
Meister, J. (2017). The Employee Experience is the Future of Work: 10 HR Trends for 2017. Retrieved from
Meister, J. (2016). Future of Work: Three Ways to Prepare for the Impact of Intelligent Technologies in your Workplace. Retrieved from
NHRD Network (2016). Global Perspective—Labor Relations & Future of Workforce. E-Newsletter. Retrieved from
NUS Business School. (2017). Speaking up or staying quiet: Understanding employee voice behaviour [Video file]. Retrieved from
Daum, J. H. and Gruber, K. F. Sustainable value creation. Retrieved from
Lynch, P. (2010). Employee voice: a critical element of organizational success, Business Alignment Strategies website, retrieved from