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  1. 1. Running Head: HUMAN RESOURCES ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Human Resources Roles and Responsibilities Edward Charfauros Human Resources Management MGT/431 May 2, 2012 Arlene McConville 1
  2. 2. HUMAN RESOURCES ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 2 Human Resources Roles and Responsibilities Human resources management is balancing two extremes: 1.) Hiring only people with the precise qualifications suiting the organizations wants and needs, 2.) Training and developing employees to meet the organizations wants and needs. Majority of expanding organizations end up in between the two extremes. For example, organizations hire the best people HRM can locate and afford after recognizing the organizations want to train and develop its employees (current and new) as it expands. Human Resources Management (HRM) responds in various ways upon diversity, ebusiness, ethics, globalization, and technology. HRM functions within organizations focusing upon management of, recruitment of, and direction for people working within organizations. Line managers also perform HRM in accordance to organization’s missions and objectives. Organizations for many years rely on personnel departments to manage its employees. Personnel departments primary concerns include salary, benefits, and attendance records. Therefore, personnel departments do not consider the importance of employee’s contributions to organizations. These contributions include intellectual capital and diversity, as organizations globally expand, organizations realize the importance of its human resources department; thus the outgrowth of human resources management within every type of organization worldwide. Globalization Response As organizations enter upon global markets, organizations comprehend the importance of HRM upon diverse working groups, employee skills, goal setting, management, and objectives. Organizations are centralizing its HRM departments (including global markets) into one department with international and regional staffing. Centralization will have human resources
  3. 3. HUMAN RESOURCES ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 3 managers recognize employee differences between one another concerning areas of religion, ethnicity, and culture. According to the article, employee recruitment and retention part 1 - recruiting strategies by T. Dossenbach (2007). “There is a direct relationship between employee recruitment and employee retention. The type of person you recruit will ultimately determine the pool of employees you need to retain. Similarly, the employee pool you need to retain can profoundly affect your recruitment efforts” (introduction, p. 31, para. 1). Technology Response Human resources managers recognize technological advances as organizations have employees work within sectors requiring higher education and specific training (quality management, manufacturing, and engineering). Human resources managers respond effectively by developing and encouraging innovation and creativity by well train employees. Human resources managers require improving the process of communication to develop new programs, programs of improvement for continual education, and staff realignment. An example response by HRM using a computer-base expert according to the article, keeping up with changing technology - human resources management by CBS reporter R. B. Frantzreb (1998). “Computer-based expert knowledge will be at hand to assist in formulating personnel policies, scheduling employees, diagnosing individual and organizational performance problems, guiding careers, and performing many other HR functions” (p. 1, para. 10). Diversity Response An increasingly diverse workforce is the challenge organizations deal with today as organizations enter the labor market with an equal amount of ethnicities. Human resources
  4. 4. HUMAN RESOURCES ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 4 managers are assuming responsibility by ensuring no person becomes a victim of discrimination. Human resources managers comprehend and recognize employees as intellectual capital, including employee’s abilities, ethics/morals, and expertise. These employees contribute heavily toward workforces as valuable assets. Ideal human resources managers respect cultures, ethnicities, genders, religions, and people. According to the Human Resources at UC Berkeley website by University of California, Berkeley (2012). “Managing diversity means acknowledging people's differences and recognizing these differences as valuable; it enhances good management practices by preventing discrimination and promoting inclusiveness. Good management alone will not necessarily help you work effectively with a diverse workforce” (management process section, p. 1, para. 3). E-Business Response Electronic business (E-business) enables product and service purchases, bank transactions, transactions between individuals, and transactions between organizations upon the Internet. Human resources manager’s challenges (abilities, competence, health, and skill requirement updates) continue to increase because of business conduct upon the Internet. Human resources managers recruit and train employees to meet position requirements (abilities, competence, health, and skills). Technology advances rapidly benefits everyone, especially E-business, according to the journal of electronic commerce research, vol. 11, no. 4 title, electronic human resources management in an E-business environment by Laumer, Eckhardt, and Weitzel (2010). “Advances in information and communication technology and the ubiquity of the Internet can offer substantially new ways to attract and recruit talent and to organize a firms entire HR function. Hence, Electronic HRM (E-HRM) can give a firm a substantial competitive edge in a
  5. 5. HUMAN RESOURCES ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 5 tough market for skills by establishing a better talent management capability” (1. From HRM to E-HRM section, p. 241, para. 1). Ethics Response HRM manages relationships between groups of employers, managers, and employees. This process raises questions concerning each party’s rights and responsibility within the relationships and the constitution for fair treatment. These are ethical questions in nature focusing on debates concerning human resource management ethics. Organizations ensure its departments behave ethically, as its human resources managers maintain appropriate ethical behavior while enforcing ethic policies. Human resources managers implement training programs to educate employees with moral behavior, ethic comprehension, and workplace conduct. According to the article report, secretariat: managerial response to globalization by the United Nations (2000). “Sound human resources management and development in the public sector are the key to success and to optimization of results. Sound human resources management encompasses both static (recruitment, retention, motivation) and dynamic (professional development, adjustment to changing organizational requirements, esprit de corps) functions” (introduction, p. 2, para. 5). Conclusion The human resources management role continues dealing with many changes. Human resources management no longer remains just as a personnel department concerning itself with salary, benefits, and attendance records. Instead, human resources managers are essentially involving him or herself upon every aspect of an organization’s business among every department. Organizations recognize its human resources managers as very important personnel
  6. 6. HUMAN RESOURCES ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES toward its continual success of its business. Therefore, organizations ensure human resources managers are subject matter experts concerning diversity, E-business, ethics, globalization, and technology. 6
  7. 7. HUMAN RESOURCES ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES References Dossenbach, T. (2007). Employee recruitment and retention part 1 - recruiting strategies. Retrieved from Frantzreb, R. B. (1998). Keeping up with changing technology - human resource management. Retrieved from University of California, Berkeley. (2012). Management process. Retrieved from Laumer, S., Eckhardt, A., & Weitzel, T. (2010). Electronic human resources management in an e-business environment. Retrieved from United Nations. (2000). Secretariat: Managerial response to globalization. Retrieved from 7