University of Phoenix
Human Resources Management
The Changing Role of HR Management
For years, businesses relied on personnel departments for the management of their employees. The primary concerns of the personnel departments included attendance records, benefits, and salary. Therefore, the personnel departments did not consider the importance of contributions a company’s employees made to the business. These contributions included such things as diversity and intellectual capital. As businesses began to expand globally, they began realizing the importance of their human resources. Thus the concept of Human Resources (HR) management began to emerge as an outgrowth of the personnel departments. According to the week one overview, companies depend on their human resources departments to manage and provide for the organization’s needs through the use of their human assets. These assets include the business partners, community, customers, employees, and stakeholders of the company (University of Phoenix, 2010). The purpose of this paper is to discuss the various responses by human resources management to (a) globalization, (b) technology, (c) diversity, (d) e-business, and (e) ethics. To begin with, a definition of human resources management is in order. Definition of Human Resources (HR) Management
According to Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, and Wright (2007), a definition of HR management is the company’s guidelines, procedures, and structures that directly influence their employee’s actions, conduct, outlook, mindsets, and job performances. Modern companies consider human resources management to be good practice regarding the optimum use of their employees’ intellectual capital, including the skills and expertise these employees bring to the company, and work to ensure their human resources managers understand this (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhart, & Wright, 2007).
Response to Globalization
As businesses enter...