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Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy, 2nd Edition by Linda Holbeche

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Chapter 14

Global HRM

Globalization is leading to – sometimes voluntarily, sometimes not – an increased transfer of knowledge and insight into different national systems of management. It is leading to a higher level and more strategic agenda to which HR practitioners can contribute.

(Paul Sparrow et al., 2004)

When it comes to business, national boundaries are eroding and whatever is taking place in HR is now a global issue, according to Towers Perrin (2006). Companies face a host of complex issues unimagined just 25 years ago, as they develop a global presence. So too does HR as it attempts to move talent successfully across borders, build structures which can support business operations and a corporate culture which binds employees together, ...

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