Global Human Resource Management Class Reflection

   MIMers had just finished the first part of Human Resource Management Class (HRM or HR) with Professor Sully Taylor.

   Human resource management (HRM, or simply HR) is the management of an organization’s workforce, or human resources. It is responsible for the attraction, selection, training, assessment, and rewarding of employees, while also overseeing organizational leadership and culture, and ensuring compliance with employment and labor laws. Therefore, Human Resource position is very important in every company because they need to hire the right man and put to the right job to create the value to the company.

We had learned a lot in this class. First, we learn how to develop an understanding of basic management practices (e.g. recruiting, selecting and developing talented people; understanding individual differences affecting organizational human resource management practices; leading and motivating people; and leading and working in teams. Second, we learned how the effectiveness of different approaches to these management practices may differ across cultures. Moreover, we learned how MNCs balance the integration and localization of their management systems. Also, we learned the major approaches MNCs take to the staffing and management of   international operations, and how this is interdependent with the management of domestic operations.  This includes learning about the management of expatriates, local managers and third country nationals, and the development of global leaders.  It also includes understanding when and where to offshore operations from a human resource management perspective. Lastly, we learned about the HRM institutions and underlying values of representative countries in Asia, and how Western management practices may be applicable in these venues.

Moreover, this class utilizes a variety of learning approaches to reflect both the variety of the topics covered as well as draw on the different learning styles of each student.  The professor Taylor also used case discussions, lectures, videos, experiential exercises, and guest speakers to help students have more understanding.

We also had a team project which diverse in gender and cultural of the class. We need to work as a consultant to suggest the company that they should off shore or not. What is the benefit if they decide to off shore? Are there any regulations that company should know or realize before off shore? This allows us to work as a group since we brainstormed, discussed, and shared our experience which was very useful. We not only gained many new ideas and knowledge, but also broaden our vision as well as sharpen our analytical and systematic skill.

Prof Sully Taylor

Most importantly, the professor Taylor was awesome. She always makes the class interesting and motivate student to participate. She always asks the questions which motivate students to share experience or idea. This helps us have more understanding in course material as well as understanding different approach or idea in different culture.

All in all, this class was so great. Dealing with people is hard, but dealing with people and can put them to the right position and create the most value to the company is harder. Anyway, after I finished this class. I am sure that I can be a good HR in the future.

Jaraswan Jarasjaruwan or Pear is a full-time MIM student. She got a Bachelor’s of Science from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. After she graduated, she worked as an educational consultant in Thailand for 2 years. Pear chose to study international business at Portland State University because she is interested in the business field and also the reputation of the university. Currently, Pear is studying Chinese as a third language. Also, she will choose Finance as her specialization in the Master of International Management program.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the info here. Keep up the good work. All the best.

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