Week 1 DQ - Week 1 Chap 1 2 3 4 Discussion#1 Internal and...

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Week 1 – Chap 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4 ; Discussion #1 Internal and external factors exert a strong influence on the HRM function. List one external factor that you feel has a powerful influence on your company's HRM function and explain why. The Union – Our text asserts that unions are organizations that represent the interests of employees on such issues as working conditions, wages and salaries, fringe benefits, employee rights, grievance processes, and work hours (Ivancevich, 2010). Unions were born, for the most part, out of the industrial revolution. They were, and still are, vital to the establishment of minimal standards for worker concerns such as safety, wages and benefits; as well as protection of minority and subordinated groups from being wrongfully fired. However, the evolution of technology combined with the globalization of the economy pose both positive and negative consequences for workers and companies alike. With the fastest growing sector of union formation located within the public services sector,
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