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Human Resource (HR) Roles and Responsibilities

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Human Resource (HR) Roles and Responsibilities

In a conversation with my boss, K. Hodges (personal communication, May 16, 2007), companies are seeking to change the role of their HR organization to an organization which is a highly proactive partner, playing a leadership role in helping to frame the company's operating strategies to meet corporate objectives. This is a changing role of Human Resources management (HRM). This leadership role includes globalization, technology, diversity, e-business, and ethics.

PR Newswire (2007) published an article regarding globalization on April 27, 2007. The news stated majorities around the world believe economic globalization benefit national economies, companies, and consumers. This report was based on a global poll conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and WorldPublicopinion.org, in cooperation with polling organizations from around the world. I believe this associates with HR management. Any systems that influence employees' behavior, attitudes, and performance, through changes that revitalized a company is centered around the HRM. Globalization is a system that is influencing employees. Highest support is found in countries with export-oriented economies like China, South Korea, and Israel. About 60 percent in the United States think globalization is mostly good ("Wire Feed," 2007). Economist.com (2001) stated antagonist of globalization claim that poor countries are losers from global integration. The Economist submitted a report from the World Bank demolishes claiming poor countries' economy that are more global...

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