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International Human Resource Management

International Human Resource Management

International Human resource management is defined as the process of employing and developing in international organizations which operate globally. Of course we know that doing business internationally is the biggest hurdle to overcome because of technology and culture (Phatak, Bhagat, Kashlak, 2009). Typical functions performed by HRM staff would be recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, dismissal, managing promotions and so on. Although International HR (IHR) managers undertake the same activities as their domestically-based colleagues, the scope and complexity of these tasks will depend on the extent of internationalization of the organization (Dr. Harris, 2013). So many companies are moving towards a global economy, that of course companies have to rethink the traditional ways of managing people. Companies are use to handling employees in a more traditional way and those same ways could be considered totally different internationally. In any organization, the primary objective of the human resource management function is to ensure that the most effective use is made of its human resources. To achieve this, HR professionals undertake a range of activities around sourcing, development, reward and performance management, planning, employee involvement and communications. If the organization has a strategic HR function, these activities will support and inform organizational strategy. HR professionals are also used extensively in organizational change and development initiatives. For international organizations, these human resource activities need to be coordinated across both the home country and different national subsidiaries and to take into account the needs of both parent country nationals, host country nationals and third country nationals. The world is becoming more globalized and more firms...