The role of a Human Resource department is ever changing in today’s volatile business environment. Over the years HR have become strong strategic partners within an organization by providing functions such as recruitment,
Information Technology has grown in popularity and has advanced over the years. Information Technology is used in a wide number of different fields, one of which includes Human Resource Management. As of 2017, all the information we’ve ever needed or wanted to know can be searched and found online. With all of this information at our fingertips, we as a society have become more advanced. However, Information Technology has its opportunities and challenges. The opportunities of Information Technology include: having the access to various jobs portals and job boards, communication is made easier, and decision making is made easier. The challenges of Information
Technology is evolving more and more every day, making it nearly impossible to be employed without at least some knowledge of technology such as cell phones, computers, and the internet. As a result of the consistent increase in technology, human resource management (HRM) is evolving into a technology based function in many organizations. Several HRM services have been made available through the use of technology, changing the face of HR from a person to a portal. The practice of human resource management has drastically changed as companies provide universal access to HR services through technology and web based applications. The term E-HR refers to the use of web-based technology for human resource service delivery (Johnson, 2011).
Technology is taking over our lives and how we live it. Many things change as technology evolves, for example the requirements to be hired for a job have now changed because of technology and other factors like financial and legal global conditions shift. Financial and legal conditions as well as technology are important when it comes to hiring, training, and evaluating employees. In order to bring out the best in their employees Human Resources professionals and managers need to work together to create business approaches. Positive and constructive feedback to enables employees to enhance their job performance.
The introduction to technology changed the speed as to which organizations became successful. As organizations began using this new technology within their organizations, they were able to not only benefit their employees, but their customers as well. It is stated in an online article titled, “Net Gains: HR Technology in the ‘90s, Today” that, “By the
There are two purposes that HR technology serves in an organization. The first is to improve the efficiency of employee data and HR activities collection. At Xerox, the use of HR technology has been instrumental in making HR services more accessible to their workforce. The second purpose of HR technology is to capture a greater degree of informational data that enables HR planning and managerial decision making. Again, Xerox made use of this aspect by supplying intranet employee surveys and tracking employee views on the company and HR. The
Few HRD professionals would disagree that practice plays an important role in learning and retention. Using your knowledge of the conditions of practice, what sort of practice do you think would be most effective for training mechanics in a new installation procedure for automobile air-conditioners? How about for training new managers to comply with a new Employee Assistant Programme Act.
What does the future of Human Resources (HR) look like and is your organization prepared to handle those changes? Literature indicates that there is a significant overhaul underway and emerging in the field of HR particularly with respect to its role in the twenty-first century. Forbes contributor Jacob Morgan, interviewed several top human capital HR offices (i.e. Deloitte and Marriott) and concluded the name and function of HR is experiencing an immense transformation. This revolution is requiring Organizations and HR leaders a like to act, respond, and engage like never before. HR has been described in terms of “an approach consisting of four basic functions: 1) staffing, 2) training and development, 3) motivation, and 4) maintenance" (Follis, 2001, p. 38). Your organization 's HR should be preparing to strategically position the organization to excel where it is currently but more importantly where function of HR is headed in the future based on alignment with the organizational elements (i.e. mission, vision, objectives etc.).
The use of technology within HRM has grown considerably within recent years with the majority of large organisations now using technology of some form within their HR function (CIPD, 2005). As HR becomes increasingly reliant on technology it is important to assess its effect upon the HR function.
Today’s organizational leaders are facing accelerating rates of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, all of which are showing no signs of slowing down. Whether it is the continuing digital revolution or expanding global markets, our current environment requires a constant state of innovation. For companies to continue succeeding, next generation leaders must be able to handle any curve ball thrown their way. Leading through this new business environment requires the capability to sense and respond to changes in the business environment with actions that are focused, fast, and flexible. The next generation of Human Resource Managers will have to be agile and well coordinated for quick change.
This means the days of lifetime employment and seniority-based systems are largely over as companies move toward models of contingent work, independent contracting, and more free- market arrangements (Losey et.al., 2005). Large group of experienced, highly skilled, workers are leaving employment and are looking for alternative employment. The shift in how organizations can effectively function in the changing world of work is a hot topic within the field of human resource management. Society is rapidly shifting to an information age and the challenges that come about with such a change (Al-Hawamdeh & Hart, 2001; Burch, 2005; Castells, 1996; Elliot & Jacobson, 2002). Changing demographics is one of the strategic steps that those in the human
Business leaders need to be aware of the trends that will impact the operating environment in the future. Trends offer clues about how the operating environment will change. concept these shifts will allow luminous CEO’s and managers to adapt and thrive. This is especially accurate in the dwelling of Human Resources management since people are one of the most principal resources to any enterprise. Here are five accepted trends in Human Resources management that business leaders will want to watch:
Diversity is any quality that human beings are most likely to use to tell the difference between one individual from the other. The factors that helps one to tell the difference between individuals includes: Gender, cultural norms’, age, principles and race. According to Bennett (1993), Indians are mostly characterized by the work force therefore causing a diversity and making it to spread widely.
With the changing world and constant new technology that is available, managers need to be aware of the technology that will increase effectiveness in their company. Human resource Management systems (HRMS) have increasingly transformed since it was first introduced at General Electric in the 1950s. HRMS has gone from a basic process to convert manual information keeping systems into computerized system, to the HRMS system that are used today. Human resource professionals began to see the possibility of the new applications for the computer. The idea is to integrate many of the different human resources functions.
The management has to recognize the important role of Human Resource Department in order to successfully steer organizations towards profitability. It is necessary for the management to invest considerable time and amount, to learn the changing scenario of the HR department in the 21st century. In order to survive the competition and be in the race, HR department should consciously update itself with the transformation in HR and be aware of the HR issues cropping up. With high attrition rates, poaching strategies of competitors, there is a huge shortage of skilled employees and hence, a company 's HR activities play a vital role in combating this crisis.