Changes to Human Resource Management and Technology in the 21st Century

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In this Report I will discuss Human Resource Management and the technological changes of the 21st century. I will show that unlike previous years, the problem is no longer one of hiring top people or recruiting better than your competition. Today day the problem is keeping up with the competitor’s latest technology, and recognizing the changes that will be necessary for sourcing and recruiting and what changes they will have to make in order to evolve to a global level. Global leaders face at least three completely different challenges: distance, cultural differences, and cross cultural barriers. Three leading studies of cross cultural management have been conducted by Geert Hofstede and Fons Trompenaars and the Global Project.…show more content…
Emotional (Do we display our emotions?), Specific Vs. Diffuse (How separate we keep our private and working lives), Achievement Vs. Ascriptions (Do we have to prove ourselves to receive status or is it given to us?), Sequential Vs. Synchronic (Do we do things one at a time or several things at once?), and Internal vs. External Control (Do we control our environment or are we controlled by it?) (Barker, 2005) Globe Project, ends up with nine key cultural dimensions: Assertiveness, future orientation, gender differentiation, uncertainty avoidance, power distance, institutional collectivism, in group collectivism, performance orientation, and humane orientation (Rumg, 2008). In order to keep up with today’s trends “Human resources must have a Strategic plan that will meet resource demands, by evaluating resource deployment, estimating capacity, and also recognizing and handling human talent to satisfy capacity needs” (Youssef, 2012 pg.1.1para 2) One of the fastest changing parts of HR is the talent acquisition market as technology advances human resources will need to be much more aggressive with their source and recruit because talent networks, assessment science, social recruiting platforms are constantly being launched (Bersin, 2013).. Attracting, screening, and selecting are three main processes HR uses in order to recruit qualified and intelligent employees and can be utilized in house or out-sourced to different
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