HR Roles and Responsibilities

Essay by Jumeesa2University, Bachelor'sA, April 2008

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In the world today, effectively managing human resources can greatly improve the success of an organization. This paper will describe the changing role of Human Resource (HR) management in response to trends in globalization, technology, diversity, e-business, and ethics.

Human resource management in a organization can be equated to a vital organ in the human body: one cannot survive without the other. HR management is a dedicated area of expertise focusing organizational policies, practices, as well as a structure to encourage employees' behavior, mind-set, and production. Attention is centered on reviewing each job, creating attractive and inviting positions, proper selection of employees, training and development, performance evaluation, proper compensation, and pleasant work atmosphere (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2004). The human aspect of human resource management is what makes managing a challenge. Globalization trends are one part of the diverse challenges faced by organizations today.

Michael M. Weinstein describes globalization in his book Globalization: What's New? as a process of integrating diverse economies around the world by way of collaborating, trading, investing, and immigrating.

People all around the world now have access to information, technologies, and supplies that were unavailable in the not too distant past. Organizations are now competing with more and more companies worldwide in many aspects. One trend, an increasing global workforce, constantly challenge HR management to implement plans to obtain diverse human capital, or employees. An employer wants a quality employee, HR management can develop ways to find these types of employees. A company without a structured HR management team may find themselves spread quite thin when dealing with an ever changing marketplace influenced by globalization (Gerth, A., & Rothman, S., 2007).

Technology trends in the world can change in the blink of an eye. Once we had only desktop computers, now we have access to...