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Today more and more employers are using vendors to perform work in both the manufacturing and service sectors. In this module's forum you have the opportunity to discuss the practice of outsourcing tasks or even whole jobs. Employers today outsource some of the major HRM functions (instead of performing the tasks in-house). For example, wage and salary administration as well as benefits administration are often outsourced. Also, Training and Development too. The same for staffing duties. If we look at other major departments in organizations, we also see outsourcing practices there as well.
Agree or disagree with this trend. Defend your answer.
Do you see this trend continuing? Discuss.
In your opinion, should there be more stringent regulations on local firms outsourcing to international vendors as compared to outsourcing to vendors located in the U.S.? Explain

Discuss the impact of employee separation (termination of employment) policies and practices on workplace culture and overall employer effectiveness.
Use relevant examples and references either from the course or additional resources. Bring in your own experiences, as applicable.
Support your post with additional information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based). Cite your sources.

Discuss your experiences with changes taking place in your workplace. Did your employer take steps to manage that change? Was the change implemented without any major challenges or resistance? If everything did not go as well as possible, what should have occurred that didn't? Or, what occurred that shouldn't have? What data should be gathered and analyzed in determining the effectiveness of a change management process in an organization?
Support your post with additional information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based). Cite your sources.

Select a country (outside of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and China). Look up information about HRM practices in that country. Select two specific HR-related topics and compare and contrast them with U.S. practices. Provide industry and/or employer examples, if possible.
Support your post with additional information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based). Cite your sources. Bring in your own personal experiences, if applicable.

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Outsourcing Trend
Outsourcing, as a means for sustainable cost saving for companies across the world is losing its sheen. There was a golden time when almost all big companies were in favor of outsourcing in an attempt to focus on their core competencies and deliver better product/ service to customers. However, this trend started to change when companies realized the need for quality work which cannot be achieved with outsourcing. This shift in the mindset from cheaper is better is already taking root in United States (Crane, 2012). Also, there is diminishing incremental benefits from labor arbitrage due to rising costs in countries like India and China, increasing fuel and shipping charges and poor communication with outsourced employees.
It is important to have stringent regulations on local firms outsourcing to international vendors as compared to vendors located in the US. It is because international outsourcing raises issues of vital human resources and employment issues. In addition the outsourcing firm must also comply with employment laws internationally. When vendors are located outside the US, the economy of US gets adversely impacted as the jobs which could have been offered to residents are being transferred to some other country. It is a hit on employment of US. In case when vendor is located in US, there is no impact as jobs are within the country. Hence, stricter regulations are required for international vendors.
Reference:
Crane, J. (2012). The death of outsourcing and other IT management trends. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/12/28/the-death-of-outsourcing-and-other-it-management-trends/

Employee termination policies and practices
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