As global as possible, as local as necessary (Guest Commentary)

More firms going global but plenty of room for improvement in HR technology, processes
By Karen Beaman and Ian Turnbull
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/05/2012

Just how global are organizations, really? While the globalization process is clearly continuing, there has been a slowdown. While 2010 was a year of optimism, it seems 2011 was a year of correction and return to caution, according to Jeitosa Group International’s Going Global Survey of 130 global organizations.

The effects of the lingering economic downturn in the United States and Europe are having an impact on HR strategy and technology deployment,

With unemployment hovering at 7.3 per cent in Canada and 8.1 per cent in the U.S., organizations are focusing on administrative efficiency and cost control rather than activities that enhance strategic value.