EMPLOYMENT PROTOCOLS 1
For any organization to be able to succeed, it must be able to manageall the human resource challenges that it faces. It must also be ableto use effective employment protocols. Some of the most commonchallenges include workplace diversity, globalization, technologicaladvancements, dynamics in legal and political environments, andchanges in information technology. These challenges greatly influenceHuman Resource Managers by increasing pressure on them by requiringthem to attract, maintain and develop employees who are talented. NoHR professional has the option to ignore these challenges as in sodoing, they may end up losing talent to their competitors. Innovativemechanisms must be designed and executed with the aim to developskills and capabilities of the human resource so that they can beprepared for accepting and dealing with the challenges emerging.
As businesses and operations extend beyond borders of the nations,organizations have to contend with laws that are unfamiliar, newlanguages, diverse practices, more competition, different work ethicsand new management styles. The HR managers must handle thesechallenges in order to keep the organizations successful. In order toprepare employees for these changes, the HR managers must getinvolved in rigorous training, motivation and personal development(Ekta & Nisha, 2012).
Workplace diversities are the differences in age, gender, ancestry,ethnicity, ancestry, race, physical abilities, sexual orientation,geographic location, educational background, marital status,religious beliefs and work experience. HR managers must be able toconvert these diversities to tools for driving change and success. Incase they fail to manage these diversities, talents that are held bythese diverse employees may be transferred to more strategiccompetitors.
With the rapid changes in technology, HR managers face the challengeof adapting the employees and the workplace to conform to thesechanges, job openings requiring considerable skills tend to reduce.As new working technologies arise, organizations need to incorporatethese technologies in their operations. These can be done throughoffering training opportunities to their employees (Ekta & Nisha,2012).
National rules and political parties keep changing and these alsohave influences on the organizations. The human resourceprofessionals must critically examine the effects of the changes onthe organization and come up with adjustments that are necessary. Assuch, the organization is able to effectively and legally managetheir employees and their diverse political views (Ekta & Nisha,2012).
Inflation, which is quite common in the current economic worldaffects the organization, the employees and the customers or clients.If the human resource manager does not take this into account, theorganization may lose customers and employees because they will notbe able to effectively handle inflation. Other economic factors thathave to be managed properly by an organization include the continuousadvancement of the employees’ need for raised wages and otherbenefits and the increased costs on the welfare of employees (Ekta &Nisha, 2012).
Information technology has also been advancing over time. Humanresource information systems have consequently been influenced. Thenew technologies can process data and be able to make the informationabout employees available to managers on demand. With the entrance ofcomputerized information systems, many HR managers have lost theirgrip. This is because most of them are not familiar with these newtechnologies. There is therefore need for organizations to traintheir HR managers in these new technologies (Ekta & Nisha, 2012).
Other means of overcoming these challenges include training HRpersonnel cross-culturally in order to be able to understand theculture of other people, and motivation employees more often. Workersshould also be trained to cope with technological changes.Performance evaluation may also prove vital in ensuring efficiency.This may also make career development possible so that professionalmobility can be reduced (Ekta & Nisha, 2012).
Organizations are faced with many challenges especially in the sectorof the workforce. The most common challenge is the advancement intechnology and the diverse qualities of workers. Without handlingthese challenges, organizations cannot stay competitive. Properemployment protocols must therefore be observed to effectively handlethese challenges.
Ekta, S. & Nisha, A. (2012). The Emerging Challenges in HRM.International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research. Vol 1(6).