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Defining International Human Resource Functions

Describe the priorities for designing an HR function in your industry of study: (coffee manufacturing). This is the baseline for any company in your industry doing business anywhere in the world. Yes, this is a challenge!
Consider each of the major functions you have studied:

- Employment and retention.
- Compensation and benefits.
- Training and development.
- Employee relations.
- Global workforce management.
- Corporate social responsibility and ethics.

For each area, develop an objective which will be your focus for all HR activities in this function. Explain why you chose your objective.

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-Employment and retention - Objective: Develop a culture that attracts and retains talent.

I choose this objective based on the knowledge I have gained through studying different company's and their success rates with employee retention. It seems that one of the fundamental principles of a company is their culture and that is what draws in good talent and also leads to high retention.

For our organization, our key objective for employment and retention will be to dedicate our time, efforts, and resources to building a culture that attracts the top talent in the coffee industry. Our goal will be to embrace diversity and develop our workforce at all levels to ensure we maintain a high retention rate based on our willingness to compensate appropriately, along with offering our employees a fair and ethical work environment where they can grow and prosper if they work hard and are dedicated to the company's mission and values. Through embracing our employee's differences and fostering an entrepreneurial environment that encourages thinking and individualism, we will pride ourselves on maintaining the best workforce in our industry and that will be our competitive advantage (Ferris, 2011).

Compensation and benefits - Objective: Create a Dynamic and Competitive Comp and Benefits System.

I believe that it is crucial to a company's success to provide compensation and benefit plan that is dynamic, by that I mean, a system that progresses as the employee progresses with the company and also keeps pace with industry trends and economic conditions. Having a dynamic pay plan along with a comprehensive and selective benefit plan will lead to employee satisfaction (Ramos, 2009).

We will compete effectively against all companies across the Coffee Industry based on our understanding of the importance of pay and compensation to our employees and our desire to meet those needs effectively. Our mission as HR managers ...

Solution Summary

Through embracing our employee's differences and fostering an entrepreneurial environment that encourages thinking and individualism, we will pride ourselves on maintaining the best workforce in our industry and that will be our competitive advantage (Ferris, 2011).

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