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PRDV401: Introduction to Human Resources Management

Unit 10: Global HR: Current Trends and Challenges   To wrap up your journey in HR, you must take a look at how it is changing globally.  This unit will discuss the current trends and challenges influencing HR.  The ability for HR Departments to organize policies in an effort to solve problems will be crucial to HR playing a proactive role in workplace issues.  Creating budgets and policies in an economic downturn will also be a major responsibility of HR.  This will also mean taking a closer look at health care benefits, by increasing its focus on employee wellness, in an effort to retain employees and stay financially viable.

In addition, HR must be ready to train leaders in how to continue to work with multigenerational populations, manage people globally, and streamline data and technologies.   “Work Smarter” was a popular phrase in the 90’s.  “Streamline smarter” may be the new catch phrase for the next HR generation.

Unit 10 Time Advisory
This unit should take you 3.25 hours to complete.

☐    Subunit 10.1: 1.25 hour

☐    Subunit 10.2: 2 hours

Unit10 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  • Describe three current challenges for Human Resources.
  • Identify three current trends in Human Resources.
  • Define what Global Human Resources means.
  • List three types of training Human Resources will need in the upcoming years.

10.1 International Human Resources   - Reading: Human Resource Management: “Chapter 14: International HR” Link: Human Resource Management: “Chapter 14: International HR” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Read this chapter, including Sections 14.1 through 14.4.  Attempt any Exercises at the end of each section.  Outsourcing and offshoring will be introduced.  This reading will cover the topics outlined for sub-subunits 10.1.1-10.1.3.
 
This reading and these exercises should take approximately 1 hour to complete.
 
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10.1.1 Current Trends in International HR   Note: This topic is covered by the reading assigned below subunit 10.1. In particular, make sure to view the video in “Section 14.1: Offshoring, Outsourcing” to learn about current international trends in HR.

  • Assessment: World at Work’s “Organizational Culture Change” Link: World at Work’s “Organizational Culture Change” (HTML)

    Instructions: Please click on the link above, and follow the instructions provided to complete.  After you have completed the quiz, click on the “Get Results” button to check your answers.
     
    This resource should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

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10.1.2 Globalization: Staffing Internationally   Note: This topic is covered by the reading assigned below subunit 10.1.  Please focus on reviewing “Section 14.2: Staffing Internationally” to better understand globalization.

10.1.3 Information Age   Note: This topic is covered by the reading assigned below subunit 10.1.  In Section 14.3, pay attention to how the information age is affecting HR departments globally.

10.2 International Aspects of HR   - Lecture: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware: Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “International Aspects of HR” Link: New Jersey Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseware:  Dr. Naomi Rotter’s “International Aspects of HR” (MP4)
 
Instructions: Please click on the link above, scroll down to Lecture 25 “International Aspects of HR,” click on the video link, and type the encrypted word to access the video.  Watch this entire video as it discusses the many facets of Human Resources from the perspective of International Hiring and Managing Employees Worldwide. This video will cover the topics outlined in sub-subunit 10.2.1.
 
Viewing this lecture and pausing to take notes should take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.
 
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  • Activity: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 10 Activity" Link: The Saylor Foundation's "Unit 10 Activity" (PDF)

    Instructions: Please click on the link above, and follow the instructions provided to complete the activity for Unit 10.  After you have completed the activity, check your answer against the Saylor Foundation's "Solutions to Activities for Units 1-10." (PDF)
     
    This resource should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

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