Challenges of HR
The future success of any organizations relies on the ability to manage a diverse body of talent that can bring innovative ideas, perspectives and views to their work. The challenge and problems faced of workplace diversity can be turned into a strategic organizational asset if an organization is able to capitalize on this melting pot of diverse talents. With the mixture of talents of diverse cultural backgrounds, genders, ages and lifestyles, an organization can respond to business opportunities more rapidly and creatively, especially in the global arena, which must be one of the important organizational goals to be attained. More importantly, if the organizational environment does not support diversity broadly, one risks losing talent to competitors. The role of HR has changed from a primarily administrative position to one that is more strategic. Times certainly have change from those days when the HR department was called the "smile and file" department since in that era the primary qualifications for HR were simply a friendly disposition and an ability to file. The emerging trends in HR call for HR Professionals to take the lead in planning for the future and becoming strategic business partners in their organizations. The key to HR planning for the future begins with one simple question that HR Professionals have to ask themselves: If we are successful in the years to come, what will our customers and competitors are saying about us? With the answers to this question, HR Professionals can formulate a clear, shared vision and a sense of direction for the organization. The role of the HR Professional is evolving with the change in competitive market environment and the realization that Human Resource Management must play a more strategic role in the success of an organization. Organizations that do not put their emphasis on attracting and retaining talents may find themselves in dire consequences, as their competitors may be outplaying them...
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