Globalization in the Workplace

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Part I

As today’s workforce changes, companies are becoming global. With globalization on the forefront, some say the future of the Human Resources Department is uncertain. However, it is my belief that similar to the other departments within the organization, the HR Department too, can adapt to change. It has to alter is policies and procedures to become a better department and to better the organization ultimately, however, it is highly possible. The HR department is actually a critical department in determining the success of the organization.

The audience for this research is companies that are becoming global, particularly their Human Resources Departments.

Part II

What is the effect of globalization on the Human Resources Department and how should it change? Globalization has created a much more competitive HR Department. HR Departments are pressured into finding the best candidates and constantly creating skill development and training programs. They must realize the key to staying successful throughout globalization is having the best candidates with the best skill.

What is the effect of globalization on the Human Resources Department and how should it change?

Part III

Black, J.S., Mendenhall, M., Jensen, R., Gregersen, H., (2003). Seeing the Elephant: Human Resource Management Challenges in the Age of Globalization. Organizational Dynamics, 32(3), 261-274. Retrieved October 1, 2005, from Business Source Premier.

Summary:

The author indicates several ways in which managers can assist in delivering organizational excellence. He identifies critical business challenges and ways HR can facilitate change.

Zhu, Y. (2004). Responding to the challenges of globalization: human resource development in Japan. Journal of World Business, 39(4) 337-348. Retrieved October 1, 2005, from Business Source Premier.

Summary:

The author discusses how globalization has...
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