Weekly Questions Hrm/300 Week 1

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Week 1 DQ • What are the functions of human resource management (HRM)? What is the most important function of human resource management? Explain your answer and provide a workplace example to support your response. Human resources functions deal with the management and organization of employees. Human resources management is responsible for recruiting, hiring, firing, and training employees. It also develops and implements company policy. In many cases, developing the ideal human resources strategy requires assistance from outside the company. • The business world has experienced numerous changes as a result of technology and globalization. It is important for the field of HRM to be prepared for these changes. In what way have technology and globalization changed the work environment? Provide real-life examples to support your answer. What are the effects of these changes to HRM? Technology has improved the way new employees are screened. Now, with the use of computers and the proper software human resources can conduct background checks on potential employees, thus helping in the hiring process. Whenever I apply to to a job I’m subject to a background check, this is possible by signing a consent form to make my record available to the employer. Changes have facilitated HR to conduct business in a faster way. The use of technology has made it possible to hire and retain employees. • Why is diversity important in the work environment? What can organizations do to encourage diversity? How is HRM involved in the area of diversity? Variety in the workplace has been a hot subject for human resource specialists all over the business sector. Today’s labor force is a mirror image of the considerable mix of cultures, ages, religions, and races that makes up America. Years ago, establishments ineffectively tried to integrate minorities and employees of different

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