The Changing Roles of Human Resource Management

Topics: Human resource management, Human resources / Pages: 11 (2653 words) / Published: Jan 21st, 2013
The Changing Roles of Human Resource Management

Dan Worth

Lansing Community College

Abstract

The field of Human Resource Management is constantly changing due to globalization. The roles that human resource (HR) departments traditionally played have had to evolve in order to coexist with other departments in order to maintain its own identity. The interview with Ms. Amy Abdo of the Office of Human Resources within the Michigan Department of Education resulted in identification of several challenges that were grouped into three main themes: the HR department’s role in management training; improving the quality of the culture of the organization; and increasing employee satisfaction and productivity. If the challenges that HR departments face is not altered, the existence of those departments has a great likelihood of becoming extinct. Having an open and creative mind will assist the HR departments of an organization to be successful and flourish and proving to the company why not only HR departments but also HR personnel are needed.

The Changing Roles of Human Resource Management

The field of Human Resource Management is constantly changing due to globalization. The roles that human resource (HR) departments traditionally played have had to evolve in order to coexist with other departments in order to maintain its own identity. I had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Abdo who acts as the Labor Relations Specialist within the Office of Human Resources at the Michigan Department of Education. During our interview, I asked several questions pertaining to her role at the state level and the challenges she faces. She discussed different topics ranging from her educational and professional backgrounds, the continuing professional development that which she engages in, and the role she thinks HR plays in the current workforce and into the future. Several themes



References: Bohlander, G., & Snell, S. (2010). Managing human resources. Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning. Elsdon, R., & Seema, I. (1999). Creating value and enhancing retention through employee development: The Sun Microsystems experience. Human Resource Planning, 22(2), (p.39). Abstract retrieved from General Reference Center Gold database. Freeman, C. (1997, May). Training HR pros to fit your culture. HR Focus, 74(5), (pp. 9-11). Retrieved from General Reference Center Gold database. Messmer, M. (1995). Enhance productivity by destroying the ‘no-zone’ layer. Business Credit, 97(10). Retrieved from General Reference Center Gold database. Pink, D. H. (2006). A whole new mind. New York: Riverhead Books. Ricker France, D., Leahy, M., & Parsons, M. (2009, November/December). Attracting, developing, and retaining talent. Research-Technology Management, 52(6), (pp. 33-45). Retrieved from General Reference Center Gold database. Ulrich, D. (1998, January/February). A new mandate for Human Resources. Harvard Business Review, 76(1), (pp. 124-135). Retrieved from General Reference Center Gold database. Zeidner, R. (2009, August). Dave Ulrich: Getting it HR right. HRMagazine, (21). Retrieved from General Reference Center Gold database.

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Changing Roles in Human Resources Management
  • Changing roles of Human Resources
  • Changing Nature of Human Resource Management
  • The Changing Nature of Human Resource Management
  • Changing Nature of Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources Management Roles
  • Human Resource Management Roles
  • Human Resources Management Roles
  • Human Resource Management Role
  • Human Resource Management Roles