Human Resources Policies And Practices

1492 WordsDec 15, 20156 Pages
In today’s interconnected environment, the possibility to work in isolation is infinitesimally small. Its internal, micro affects any organization, either positively or negatively, and macro environment and so does its Human Resources policies and practices. The internal environment is shaped by the employees, the office technology etc.; the microenvironment relies on forces like the competitors, suppliers and distributors. The Political, Economic, and Socio-cultural, Technological, Environmental and Legal forces, on the other hand, determine the macro environment. Being an integral part of any Organization, it is very important for the HR practitioners to keep track of the macro environment as because of its broader aspect and a much…show more content…
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