Challenges of Human Resource Managers

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Challenges of Human Resource Managers In an era of increasing competitiveness, globalization, economic rationalization, deregulation, technological revolution and changing workforce there is an ever-increasing need for human resource management to be able to capitalize on the special challenges that this changing environment brings. For a company to be able to successfully keep ahead of the competition, human resource management is seen to be a significant contributor. Human resource management faces many challenges and operates in a constant environment of change. Two of the most important challenges to the role of human resource management in the future is the ability to move to a strategic human resource model and the capacity to develop and utilize a new set of competencies to fulfill the changing roles. In this assignment I will outline how each of these areas have developed to become two of the most important changes for Human Resource Managers and why I believe they are critical to the success of an organization. Strategic Human Resource Management The literature on the changing role of human resource management emphasise the requirement to move from an administrative support function, or the more traditional human resource operational management model, to a strategic and facilitative role. To sustain the transformation of the human resource function to a Strategic Human Resource Management model requires human resource professionals to develop a new set of competencies to fulfil this role. Strategic Human Resource Management Defined Strategic human resource management encompasses functions, which focus on the long-term goals of the organisation. The functions of the human resource department are ... ... middle of paper ... ...e pp. 5-6 Sherriton, J. Stern, J. (1997) "HR's role in culture change" HR Focus vol.74., no.4., pp. 27-30 Smith, Bob. (1994) "The HR evolution continues!" HR Focus vol.71., no.10., pp.3-5 Tyson, S. (1997) Human resource strategy: a process for managing the contribution of HRM to organizational performance" The International Journal of Human Resource Management vol.8., no.3., pp. 277-290 Walker, J. (1988) "Managing Human Resources in Flat, Lean, and Flexible Organizations: Trends for the 1990's" HR. Human Resource Planning; vol. 11 no. 2 pp.125-133 Walker, J. (1998) "Perspectives" HR. Human Resource Planning vol. 21., no. 1 pp. 7-8 Yeung, A. Woolcock, P. & Sullivan, J. (1996) "Identifying and developing HR competencies for the future: Keys to sustaining the transformation of HR functions" HR . Human Resource Planning vol. 19, no. 4., pp. 48-58
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