Publication Date

Spring 2014


A growing realization was that with global changes in the labor force, HR Professionals are being asked to do more with less, to do different work and to do it better, which puts them under greater pressure to redefine their roles and reevaluate their structure. The HR function must not only be focused on the workplace but also the marketplace and linked directly to the core business strategy. In order to achieve this, the HR department should be an integrated unit within the business and therefore centralized. A centralized human resources department streamlines all the functions of the department within a complex system. The essential aspect of this style of human resources management is the centralized location of all the individuals within the human resources department. According to Wendell French, author of "Human Resources Management," the physical proximity of centralized human resources personnel not only improves communication, but also helps ensure that everyone works toward the same company goals. The article will introduce the technology and process companies use to better manage and operate the Human Resources Management Centralization.


Suggested Citation
Hong, C. (2014). Beyond technology, how are global organizations simplifying their HR processes and what are the processes that most organizations choose to centralize? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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