York’s School of Human Resource Management has released the latest issue of their industry magazine, HR Edge. Written by faculty members, other leading experts in the HR field and alumni, the magazine – both in print and on the web – brings research, news and updates to HR professionals around the country.
“Researchers in the School of HRM are on the cutting edge of research in our field. HR Edge gives us a platform for sharing some of this work with a wider audience,” says Professor Marie-Heléne Budworth, director of the School of Human Resource Management. “In addition, it provides an opportunity to share the stories of our students and alumni. There are many successful graduates from our program and HR Edge is a wonderful way to celebrate their accomplishments and share their knowledge.”
The current issue includes several articles detailing the impact of globalization on the field of human resources. “The way in which work is organized has changed dramatically over the past decade,” says Budworth. “For this reason, globalization has become an increasingly important HR issue. We have many researchers who have expertise in this area – as represented in HR Edge.”
Alumni Eric McCallum writes about his experience working in different countries as vice president, talent management & organization effectiveness at Kinross Gold Corporation. “World economies are being increasingly integrated. For business, the notion of ‘think global, act local’ is more important now than ever. All this should remind us that HR needs to be a big part of the global ‘equation’ in a business. There is no doubt that globalization is having a profound impact on the human resources profession.”
HR Edge is largely the work of HRM faculty members – the current issue was lead by Professors Len Karakowsky and Ken McBey, who launched the magazine in 2008 and who have overseen it sense. Those interested in contributing or want more information are invited to contact the School of HRM.
“It is an excellent snapshot of the interesting and exciting projects that are being lead by people connected to our school,” says Budworth. “I hope that through HR Edge we are able to continue to develop relationships and partnerships.”