Human resource management and the organizations in which it takes place are facing challenges from a changing environment. Hiring the proper people with the appropriate skills is an essential part of maintaining the workplace. Economic issues which include downsizing, organizational culture, productivity, ethics, demographics, and diversity plays a significant role when redesigning a company 's Human Resource Department. Success in the field of Human Resource requires an update of knowledge continually. Training, certifications, hands-on experience, and tactic knowledge helps to perform a difficult redesigning task with speed and sensitivity. Human Resource actions are comprised of but not limited to equal employment, staffing, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and safety. Ethical issues are …show more content…
This paper is about leading people through a management system called Human Resource (HR), that does more than payroll, design training, and avoiding lawsuits. It provides essential components that will ensure that human talent is used effectively and efficiently to accomplish organizational goals. It is a case study of the Rio Tinto company 's Human Resources global approach after a significant downsizing in 2008. " This global London-based mining and mineral company was severely impacted by the global recession in 2008. Such an impact forced unprecedented workforce reductions worldwide and decentralized HR management had to be brought in under a single umbrella to ensure an orderly and efficient system that would support the organization’s future productivity."( Case Study OneRedesigning HR HRMG 5000 - Student Simple). Human resources have a strategic significance if managed efficiently and productively. The company revamped and managed its HR functions in a manner so as to achieve the strategic goals of the
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As you can see, as the economy increases the environments safety deteriorates. As Per Capita Income increases it eventually reaches the Turning Point Income. The turning point income shows that the environment starts to improve with a growth in Per Capita Income consequently decreasing the environmental deterioration that has been made. However, as a country becomes a developed nation it decides to outsource its industries towards developing countries. These developing countries still have a weak economy with little governmental regulation. In effect the environment of these countries are destroyed at the expense of the developed nation’s economy growing stronger. The reason is because developed nations have strict environment regulations and
Within this approach, we are analyzing how does Rio Tinto use their resources and capabilities in order to create value and competitive advantage. Their consistent and longstanding strategy has been successful - investing in and operating low-cost, long-life and expendable operations (Rio Tinto, 2015).
Human Resource embraces the spirit of mission of teaching, research and training (NJIT Website). Human Resource core purpose is to facilitate the transformation of work life at any organization to a standard that surpasses the organizational planning objective (NJIT Website). Human Resource Departments has several goals to include attracting, developing and retaining a premier and diverse workforce; anticipating trends and consequently providing strategic solutions; fostering creativity, innovation, and learning as a whole to foster and facilitate change; ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations, as well as overseas labor laws where applicable; and to promote fair and equitable treatment for everyone in the workplace (NJIT Website). In this paper we will discuss three scenarios that require assistance from the Human Resource Department (NJIT Website).
In an effort to gain a working understanding of the Human Resources field, I chose to interview the Director of Human Resources for an organization in Miami, Florida. What I learned goes far beyond any classroom or textbook instruction. It is clear; the field of Human Resources will never be static, as society, technology, and legal environments change, so will the field of Human Resources.
In 2008, when a global recession hit, Rio Tinto needed to minimize potential problems with the reduction of force. The company’s HR department participated in the decisions that were being made and contributed to the problem to find a solution. The outcome was hard but also necessary. Rio Tinto determined that in order for the mining company to subsist it would have to let go of 14,000 current employees. This decision was determined through the use of maximizing HR skills such as, understanding and strategizing the use of all employees, maximized human assets, and taking advantage of human capital. Formerly, the HR directors would have used numerous different methods in solving this problem, but by coming together and finding a common
The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) led to the collapse of many leading financial institutions in the USA and Europe in 2007 and 2008. This was caused mainly due to subprime lending, which in simpler terms mean that many of these financial institutions were unable to repay their creditors and depositors due to reduction in the value of their assets they were holding. Without getting into the details of how the financial crisis occurred due to some other factors such as subprime mortgages and property price appreciation, we can say that during this period there was a massive loss of confidence in the financial system globally, which not only affected the foundations of the economy of a country but also harmed the social and political structures of many of those countries affected directly or indirectly (Zagelmeyer and Gollan, 2012). This lead to the increase in demand, rise in unemployment, more debts and whole lot of other social and economic concerns for companies and governments. The relation of this crisis with human resource management (HRM) is relevant because it ultimately affects the way people are managed within organizations. As mentioned by many authors like Gunnigle et al (2013); Edwards & Rees (2011), the key functions of a human resource manager (HR) role is understood to be managing employees, such as recruitment, selection, pay and benefits, industrial relations and the HR function. The approach they take, the policies they implement and the practices they employ are what contribute to employment and unemployment figures. There are a number of factors that affect how the HR department acts, whether they change or implement new practices, as a result of the global financial crisis. Another issues at hand is that, it ha...
Summary Statement: This paper examines in detail HR function and its implications in an organization. The paper discusses how the HR function is handled in an organization. The paper explains what are the efficient ways to use it in an organization, its division and supervision strategies. Human resource function is the process by which the HR manager can ensure that the organization has correct number of employees with correct skills in present or in the future to meet the organization’s strategic business objectives. For example, if an organization plans to expand into new markets or to provide new services in the near future, the HR manager should develop a HR plan to measure how many new employees should be hired? What skills should the employees have? When should the recruitment start? How will this plan affect the existing employees? Does any Government regulation that should be consider? These are only a few of the many considerations in formulating an effective HR function The advent of knowledge economy requires companies to form a new concept of HR, that is, the human- oriented concept. Globalization refers to the development of an economy and any forms of governance that span much of the world. It means the integration of markets across the entire world and the increasing tendency for people, corporations and states to operate in or across national boundaries. By these exercises, the performance theory concludes that there may be some linkages within a broad view of performance which could explore causal links between HR and performance. In addition to Guest’s review on HR and performance, there is a growing body of literatures that support the correlation between high performance as a result of HR practice and vari...
In the past Human Resource (HR) professionals built staffing, compensation, training, and other programs and policies that focused on employees and kept companies legally compliant. The HR function tended to be positioned at the end of the business chain and often focused on carrying out activities rather than achieving results (Dunn, 2006). But in the last decade, HR professionals have worked to become business partners by aligning their work with business strategies. This is important because being strategic means having an impact on corporate goals and objectives. As a result, HR professionals have been spending more time with general managers and with their counterparts in sales, marketing, and manufacturing to ensure that HR work adds value to the organization and helps deliver business results.
Human resources management is getting more important nowadays as it helps company to accomplish their target, and achieve sustainability and competitive advantage. According to many researchers, most of the successful companies in 21 century are the one who focused on the development of integrated human resource system. Human Resource Management focuses on personnel related areas such as job design, resource planning, performance management system, recruitment, selection, compensations and employee relations (Marquardt 2004, p.2).
Contrary to traditional beliefs, recognition and integration of the link between human resource (HR) strategy and business strategy, or rather, strategic human resource management (SHRM) can contribute to the success and establishment of a business. The first half of this report will draw attention to and examine the importance of having a close relationship between the two named strategies. Bratton and Gold (2007), suggest that SHRM can improve performance by connecting the strategic goals of the business to the HR functions. Be it in a management or academic literature, the proactive nature of SHRM allows the business to have a significant edge given the volatility of the market due to advancement in information systems, globalisation and many other factors. Having said these optimistic accounts, this report will also examine the reasons as to why it can be tedious to determine the influence of human resource strategy on business performance.
In the past human resources management played more of an administrative role which were consist of processing payrolls, sending birthday gifts to employees, rearranging company outings, and making sure forms were filled out correctly. Human resource management has experienced several changes over the last twenty years such as staffing, development of Workplace policies, compensation and benefits administration, retention, and training and development. These changes have brought many challenges to human resource management profession. According to Ekta Srivastava (2012), these challenges have increased the pressure on human resource managers. This paper will disgust the many emerging challenges in human resource management such as globalization, workforce diversity, technology, and changes in the economic environment and the ways to overcome some these challenges.
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK (United Kingdom), combining Rio Tinto plc, a London public listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. These two companies were founded in 1873 and 1903 respectively. The original Rio Tinto company was set up by a group of investors including Matheson & Co. and Duetsches Bank, who together bought Rio Tinto mine from the Spainish government for $3.7 million in the early 1870’s. By the end of the 1880’s Rio Tinto was known as the world’s leading copper producer.
The role of today’s Human Resource Manager (HRM) is much more involved than in the past. Human Resources (HR) has ordinarily been referred to as Personnel. Formerly, the manager in this field, whether it was referred to Personnel or HR, held a narrow margin of responsibilities. Today’s HRM has the unique role of looking out for the interests of both the employee and employer. Technology, globalization and outsourcing have added a challenging twist to HRM responsibilities. Adding further to this unique challenge is the fact that many industrial and skilled labor workers as well as professionals and others belong to labor unions.