The Importance of Sustainable HRM

Over the recent years, globalisation and technology development have caused dramatic changes for organisations which have transformed Human Resource Management (HRM). The focusing of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and increasing pressure of competitiveness and flexibility of organisation have significantly influenced HRM strategies and practices.

HR Challenges in China

In recent years, China has emerged as one of the biggest economies in the world, more and more foreign companies are seeking to expand their business in China.

There are a number of factors that are of their major concern, such as political and economic situation, and human resource management continues to be the top challenge of doing business in China. Chinese HR profession is still in the evolving process from transactional functions to more transformational focused roles, which makes it difficult to hire high quality HR staff. Below we will discuss some of the major HR challenges in China and how to address them.

Reflections on HR in Japan

HR Lead Teaching Fellow Aaron Taylor previously lived and worked in Japan. Here he tells us of some of his experiences:

As some of you may know, I worked in Japan for 10 years, mainly as a corporate trainer in investment banks and consultancies and also as a lecturer in HR and Management at the University of Tokyo. The following opinions are my own observations of the Japanese business environment – hope you enjoy them!

The Professionalisation of HRM – Conference Reflections

Coventry University London Campus Human Resource Management team recently attended the Middlesex University conference – The Professionalisation of HRM. The purpose of the conference was to share a first look at the findings from a two year research project which explored the perceived status of the role of HRM in the UK and Hong Kong. The conference was well attended with a mix of academics and practitioners many of whom had taken part in the research.