;Currently, the publishing industry is facing a never-seen-before obstacle—which impacts every aspect of the industrial ecology. This research aims to study the impacts brought to the publishing business management by the ever-changing industry environment, based on the perspective of human resources, to understand the challenges and the corresponding changes derived from the existing practice in managing human resources, and solutions to tackle on the future development trend.
This study utilizes the qualitative researching method of study. It begins with collecting information data, consolidating and analyzing on the current status of the industry, through the perspectives of publishing, marketing, and end-reader, to illustrate the current situation in the publishing industry, then to formulate the interviewing topics from human resource. The semi-structural interviews were conducted with senior employees or executives for direct or indirect responses, then they were further interpreted and consolidated with different problematic aspects of human resource to accommodate changing pulse in the industry.
Through the consolidation and analysis, we discovered that the development trend in the publishing industry is not lead by the industry itself. In fact, it is the reflection of the social lifestyle change. The current volume of the industry is declining drastically, and publishing industry is facing different mentality and changes in current management environment in respect to human resources management practices such as job duties, work scopes, department work-scope sharing and consolidation, recruitment, and types of placement. The core focus should rely on publishing, while supporting the changes with diverse development, and seeking the best solutions in the process of evolution, through recruitment criteria, elevation in abilities, and industry transformation. In addition to the interviewee′s viewpoints on future development, this research provides the insights from the perspective of human resources, these include: cultivating talents in the publishing industry, clarifying and focusing on correcting the right caliber, and building a balanced relationship between work and partnership.