Human Resource Management : Hr Professionals

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1.0 Introduction: There has been much discussion about the issue of whether Human Resource (HR) roles can be integrated into the new position by the HR function in companies. Human Resource Management (HRM) can be defined as “a strategic, integrated and coherent approach to the employment, development and well-being of the people working in organizations” (Armstrong, 2014, p.5). HR professionals’ works are regarded as employee training, recruitment, personnel administrative, reward management, service delivery, and organizational performance. It is typically believed that HR practitioners must not only be responsible for multiple activities, but also communicate with other constituencies, ranging from employees to managers. However, it is also argued that although HR practitioners play an important role, their position seems unclear in organizations. In addition, HR professionals are expected to reconcile their roles from administrators to strategic partners in order to make corporations more competitive because of globalization and improvements in technology (Jamrog and Overholt, 2004). This suggests that new and clear position benefits HR functions for sustainable development and increases competition of companies in a globalized market, but the reinvention of HR roles face some obstacles. Therefore, this essay will attempt to show that it is difficult for the HR function to reconcile its different roles, because the HR position is affected by companies’ policies. What
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