The world of work has been transformed beyond recognition in recent decades. Today, wholesale change is constant, virtually everybody is operating on a global stage, corporate structures have collapsed or exploded, and many traditional assumptions about organizational behaviour, carers, gender roles and "psychological contracts" have been totally abandoned. Yet, it remaines very difficult for students on MBA or Masters courses - or those professionally involved in strategic human resource management (HRM) - to get a clear picture of where we are now or what the future will hold. This text has brought together academics, consultants and practitioners in Britain to provide analyses of the key issues. The result combines academic rigour (referencing) with an accessible and practical approach. It should be of interest to all students on MBA and Masters business courses and on a vast range of degree and diploma courses.