The Changing Role of Human Resource Management

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Unformatted text preview: Running head: THE CHANGING ROLE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 1 The Changing Role of Human Resource Management Robert Miley University Of Phoenix Human Resource Management MGT/431 Jennie Wong October 20, 2010 The Changing Role of Human Resource Management The Human Resource Management [HRM] function has undergone tremendous change over the past 25 years. Organizations looked to the "Personnel Department," mostly to manage the paperwork around hiring people. The actual role of Human Resource has become a strategic function in the success of almost every organization. One primary function of human resources management is to develop internal talent while reaching out for new skills. Current market trends, politics, technology, skill level, and future growth potential are internal and external factors H.R. addresses in creating an adaptive and flexible workforce while improving and maintaining human capital. This paper will describe the changing role of Human Resource (HR) management in response to trends in globalization, technology, diversity, e-business, and ethics. Globalization implies accepting that cultural diversity in management composition and management style contributes to the competitive advantage of the global agency. Also, effective globalization calls for the pursuit of a number of management approaches that, on paper, may seem contradictory, but that can truly be effective only through their simultaneous and balanced application. Global human resource management provides an organized framework for developing and managing people who are comfortable with the strategic and operational paradoxes embedded in global organizations and who are capable of managing cultural diversity....
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