Human Resource Management in the Global Age
Write an article on Human Resource Management in the Global Age. It needs to be at least 2250 words. Between 1000-2000 B.C., there was advancement in the Human Resource Management function. It is a very interesting fact that there were screening tests conducted in 1115 B.C. in China. Due to the industrial revolution, the concept of factory and manufacturing process evolved. United States shift to an industrial economy demanded companies to implement innovative but effective ways to recruit and keep skilled workers. Therefore, there was a need of Organized Human Resource Management to solve the problem of recruitment and selection. The need for managing human resources was certain due to formation of Labor Unions in factory and due to dangerous working conditions. The modern Human Resource Management evolved due to two reasons – first, the industrial welfare movement, which created the education and welfare facilities and second, the ideology of Frederick W. Taylor. Taylor in his book named Management methods for attaining greater productivity from low-level production workers emphasized the need of Human Resource Management in todays world. Though the focus of Human Resource Management is on people management within an organisation yet in practice, it is considered as a tool for promoting optimum utilization of human resources through individual development. In large organisations, Human Resource Management department have the task to maintain parity between company goals and employee goals. Therefore, for goal achievement of an organisation, it is very important to have the right employees to achieve them. (Mote, n.d.)The responsibilities of a Human Resource Management practitioner in an organization are individual management, organizational, and career progress. Individual management has the idea of helping employees to give their best and attain individual and organization goals by identifying their strengths and weaknesses and rectifying their deficiencies and also gives a proper solution.