Application: The Role of Human Resources in Organizations
As a Human Resources professional, you may be faced with making tough decisions. This is true because much of your work is on behalf of the larger organization, unlike other departments whose work is primarily focused on their own functions. Therefore, you might receive much of the œheat for the end-result of what you do on behalf of the organization. Conversely, you might not be recognized for the work that you do, since much of your work is behind the scenes.
For this Assignment, review the week’s Learning Resources and consider the larger role and work of the Human Resources Department/Division within organizations. Identify an organization you might research further for the Annual Human Resources Operating Plan drafted in Week 5 and finalized in Week 7. The organization should be large enough to have a Human Resources Department/Division. There should be adequate information about the strategic plan (business strategies, goals, or objectives would be the minimum) and financial conditions publically available for research. If you select the organization in which you work, be careful not to disclose any confidential information.
Since many organizations do not make their strategic plans widely available, you may need to deduce the organization’s strategies and business goals by reviewing 10-k forms (an example of which is located in this week’s Learning Resources), websites, and/or transcripts of quarterly earnings calls with the media, or through your own organizational awareness and/or communications as an employee of this organization.
To complete this Assignment, respond to the following in a 2- to 3-page paper:
Describe your selected organization in 1Â“2 paragraphs
Explain the œvisibility of the Human Resources Department/Division’s role
Analyze how different departments of the organization are impacted by the Human Resources Department/Division’s responsibilities on behalf of the organization
Explain what you perceive as the Human Resources Department/Division’s added value to the success of the organization