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Changing Environment of H.R.M

Changing Environment of H.R.M

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Published by Nauroz Khan
How to work as HR manager to control the situation...
How to work as HR manager to control the situation...

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Published by: Nauroz Khan on Apr 20, 2010
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 Name:Nauroz khanClass:B.B.A 6
Subject:H.R.MTopic:Changing EnvironmentOf H.R.MTeacher:Sir.Fakhre AlamDate:15/04/2010
Abasyn UniversityPeshawar
Changing Environment of HRM:
We all need to consider the environmental factors when wanting to implement anything.We all require a contingency approach to be more effective in the present world. Thesame holds true for organizations. The purpose of this topic is to unravel the mysterysurrounding external and internal factors that complicate the job of an HR manager inactual practice.Thus you see, an HR manager works in a varied environment. He can only do his dutieswell if he is updated with the changing needs of the employees. And for this he naturallyhas to keep himself abreast with not only the environment in which the organizationexists, but of the environment from which the employees are coming to work.Here, let’s take few of the environmental factors which have significant impact on theorganization. The term 'environment' here refers to the "totality of all factors whileinfluence both the organization and personnel sub-system"
External Factors influencing the Personnel Function:
Technological Factors
Economic Challenges
Political Factors
Social Factors
Local and Governmental Issues
Employers’ Demands
Workforce Diversity
Internal Factors influencing the Personnel Function:
Organizational Culture
Organization Structure
HR System
Each of the external factors separately or in combination can influence the HR functionof any organization. The job of a HR manager is to balance the demands and expectationsof the external groups with the internal requirements and achieve the assigned goals in anefficient and effective manner. Likewise, the internal environment also affects the job of a HR manager. The functional areas, structural changes, specific cultural issues peculiar to a unit, HR systems, corporate policies and a lot of other factors influence the way the
HR function is carried out. The HR manager has to work closely with these constituent parts, understand the internal dynamics properly and devise ways and means to surviveand progress. In addition to these, the personnel man has to grapple with the problem of workforce diversity.
All these factors individually or in combination pose challenges to HRM practicesand philosophy. The challenges are:
Going Global
Embracing new technology
Developing human capital
Responding to the Market
Containing Costs
Increasing Productivity
Managing Changes
To manage change, thus all managers need to have a vision—strategic, have opencommunications with all the employees, set clear expectations for performance anddevelop capability. Thus all managers are facilitators in terms of managing change.
So we find that the role of HR management is ever increasing. It hastaken up the important role of 
a) Boosting productivityb) More responsive and innovativec) More integrated
In today’s world it is a must to be integrated in the system to survive. The gist is thatHRM will have to be more strategic in nature that is visioning, planning and organizing away ahead of times. It has to be more pro-active.HR is today heavily involved in the execution of most firms' downsizing andrestructuring strategies, through outpacing employees, instituting pay-for-performance plans, reducing health care costs, and retraining employees. And in an increasinglycompetitive global marketplace, instituting HR practices that build employeecommitment can help improve a firm's responsiveness.

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