Globalization puts focus on HR

Study finds emerging markets tying HR to business results, North America too focused on costs, administration
By Susan Singh
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/14/2006

The current challenge to human resource practitioners can be summed up as: adopt an entrepreneurial outlook and connect programs to business outcomes, or lose out to competitors in Asia and Latin America.

That’s according to a global study of 320 organizations conducted by IBM Business Consulting Services. In interviews with 106 corporate heads of HR worldwide, the

2005 Global Human Capital Study