Quiz 15: Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations


International human resource management is affected by various factors such as cultural, educational, economic and political-legal of the host country. As these factors differ from country to country the human resource manager should consider these factors before going for globalization. Person G is currently involved in the international business of cotton and cattle industries. He is now expanding his business by setting up beef production company in Country T. Person G has considered various factors affecting its human resource activities like that of cultural, economic and political-legal. Below mentioned are the factors that seem favourable for his enterprise in Country T. 1. Political Factor. Political factor is concerned with the laws and regulations made by the government for the regulation of business. Person G found the laws and regulations of Country T favourable. Since the government has been very supportive from the lower authority to the higher authority and also there was no internal political struggles. 2. Economic Factor. Economic factor is concerned with the economic conditions prevailing in the country like that of availability of various resources for the support of business. Country T had favourable economic conditions for the business of Person G since there was a cheaper availability of labour and raw material required for the operation of beef production company. 3. Cultural Factor. Cultural factor determines the values, beliefs, customs, and religion of the country where the company is located. Person G experienced favourable cultural in the Country T for its beef production company due to good communication system facilitated by good cell phone service and English as a widespread language. The good communication system enabled the company to carry on its business in Country T and also in other countries.

Company S is the software giant based in Country G. It is looking forward for more efficient global operations and for seeking the same it has made necessary changes in the various aspects of the company. The change in Company S which made English as its official language, even for meetings at headquarters would be most difficult for the Country G employees. It would become difficult for other countries employees to work faster along with the maintenance of quality due to the change in Company S for the faster development and implementation of software.

Different countries have different culture due to which the cultural differences arise. Cultural differences can be expressed through difference in custom, religion, languages and many others. Below mentioned are the reasons concluding that person's clothing affect his or her effectiveness in business settings: 1. Comfortable. Comfortable clothing of the individual makes him feel relax rather than irritated due to uncomfortable clothing. This also increases the concentration of individual in their working by avoiding distraction due to uncomfortable clothing and thus increases the efficiency. 2. Boost Confidence. Employees clothing in the workplace reflects the organization culture. It also represents the goals and vision of the organization. Employee's proper dress up sends a positive message to clients and boosts the confidence of clients in the business.