Contemporary Global HR Practices
Objective: Examine contemporary global HR practices to evaluate operations and managerial performance.
HRM is more for the international company than for its domestic counterparts. Besides dealing with HRM needs in its home market, the international company must adjust its HRM practices for a variety of reasons related to customs, culture, and government regulatory restrictions and policy. These differences can impede employee relations and ultimately productivity. International human resources needs are partially determined by the firm’s degree of globalization (business structure, relationship position, and foreign investments) and by its relative degree of centralization versus decentralization. Since the functionality of HR is central to a firm’s success, top managers should adopt a strategic perspective.
Minimum of 750 words (excluding title and reference pages) that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity.
Minimum of three sources, at least two from the lesson, must be cited in-text and in the Reference list.
The essay should also address one of the following questions:
1. Often size is highly relevant to organizational strategy and structure. Discuss and provide examples about how strategic planning might differ in a large and small organization.
2. Identify key influencing factors that impact management and the strategic planning process in an organization. How are HR processes impacted and how might they support/strengthen the overarching strategic planning processes of an organization.
3. Investigate how organization structure affect the strategic planning in an organization. Discuss some of the challenges that HR managers may have and how they might successfully capitalize to overcome resource constraints.
Conduct research on two international corporations.
Using at least 2 online resources and professional academic resources to conduct research on the HR management processes for the recruitment of international managers. Consider the challenges that each company when recruiting managers for international assignments.
Summarize your findings