Human Resources

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Introduction
There is far-fetched number of pressures on today's businesses. For instance: environmental pressures like escalating globalization, swift technological modifications, and stiff competition; Business changes such as novel organizational joint ventures, new organizations’ structures and chain of command, new means of allotting work, and very high rates of alterations; changes in the labor force, including staff’ priorities, potential, and demographic nature. In such scaled pressured businesses, there is a call for the human resource department to play a vital role in aiding organizations find the way through these changeovers. To stage this role, nevertheless, HR will have to augment its real and perceived value. (Renckly, R. G. 2011).
The HR department has changed tremendously and the main aspects of change are technology, work force diversity and employee motivation. All these elements form the basis of any successful workforce. The HR manager cannot ignore these three elements in developing any Human Resource strategy. Their prospects are as well changing as day’s move on.
Factors or Trends for further analysis
Technology
Technology has altered the business globe several times over. Many organizations cannot even operate exclusive of computer technology. This influence is seen in almost all spheres of business, as well as human resources, where technology persists to have a major impact on HR function and its practices. Recently we have experienced situations of staff working from the comfort of their own homes. This creates flexibility but it as well comes along with some challenges such as supervisory challenges. There are instances of employees spending a lot of time on the social networking sites such as Face b...

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