Why human resource management is called a challenging job?
Managing people (Human Resources) in today’s environment is a difficult endeavour fraught with difficulties. Globalization, technology, managing change, maintaining human capital, responding to market pressures, and cost containment are among the competitive issues. Employee worries about diversity, age, gender issues, job security, educational levels, employee rights, privacy issues, work attitudes, and family problems exacerbate the competitive hurdles.
• HR managers have to balance a complicated set of issues related to different geographies, cultures, employment laws and business practices.
• HR managers find it difficult to gauge the knowledge and skills of foreign worker and how to train them.
• The different languages and cultures of foreigners make things more complicated.
• It is a real challenge to relocate managers and workers.
• Training managers on foreign cultures and procedures before they take up foreign assignments is time-consuming.
• There must be adjustment of compensation plans to ensure equity among the employees who are posted to different parts of the world.
• The most different task is retaining the employees in the face of culture shock faced by the employees and their families.