Human Resources Management

Essay by jrisherCollege, UndergraduateA, July 2009

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Humans are an organization's greatest assets. With out employees' daily business would grind to a halt. The job of human resources managers is to maximize organizational change, human potential, personal capabilities, time and talents. Human resources management (HRM) is the policies practice, and systems that influences employees' behavior, attitudes, and performances. Personal employed in the human resources departments of major companies have to be able to handle issues in the areas of: performances improvement, company policies, training, compensation, and benefits. (Jahn, 2009) Graeme Buckingham asserts that "employees leave managers instead of jobs" (Business insights, 2000) As modern business continues human resource managers need to adapt to an ever changing environment. Globalization, technology, diversity, e-business, and ethics are just some of the areas HRM needs to deal with.

Globalization is a topic that affects HRM on not only international or multinational companies but also solely domestic companies. HR professionals should know about local markets, pay rates and labor laws, of the target area.

Oftentimes decisions about were to locate overseas operations in HR consideration, about cost, and availability of qualified workers. The global market has also allowed solely domestic companies for example, to pull employees from around the world in order to find the most qualified applicant. (Noe, Hollenbeck, & Gerhart, 2007)As technology continues to improver HRM's find themselves with more information then ever before, available with little more then a few key strokes. Human resource information systems (HRIS) are computer systems used to acquire, analyze, manipulate, distribute, store, and retrieve information related to the organization's "human resources." A quality HRIS can assist in navigation of today's complex business environment. As technology continues to improver exponentially employees' current skills can rapidly become obsolete. HRIS will help to monitor employee skills and compare those skills with the needs and goals of the...