For several weeks in the summer of 2012 the University of Virginia became the center of national media attention in America because of the forced resignation of the university’s first female president.
The HR function has evolved through the years (mostly in larger companies) from a purely clerical and employee relations nature to a function involved in developing organizational strategy and realizing business-wide goals.
Human Resources has an identity crisis. The HR function is increasingly called upon to be a strategic business partner but this role is often in conflict with HR’s long-held identity as the firm’s employee advocate.
U.S.-based organizations once found a competitive advantage in going multinational and leveraging resources and markets their competition could not access. But in today’s market, simply going global is no longer enough to provide that advantage. Organizations must now adapt to create more globa