Today’s business takes place on a global stage, says Alan Ovens, director of CIPD International. Being agile used to mean simply enabling your employees to work easily between the office and home and having the means to access email on the go. Today, it means operating in a 24/7 borderless world with employees working in different territories, different time-zones and different cultures.
The global HR challenge
This inevitably brings diversity and innovation to an organisation, it can create a challenge for HR professionals who need to balance cultural considerations with consistent talent management practices.
So how can HR stay agile and consistent within international organisations? And how can HR professionals support both business objectives and the workforce as their organisation’s global footprint spreads?
As people are the driving force behind knowledge-intensive industries, it’s never been more important to ensure that organisations’ HR strategies can easily adapt to the changing world of work and international expansion.