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Global employers are frequently challenged to ensure that their organizational structures align with strategy and function. These companies adjust their organizational structure to improve efficiencies and communication channels yet there's no single best answer for global firms. Until systems evolve and companies progress further along the global learning curve, HR executives will continue to be pulled in both global and local directions – impeding their ability to quickly address global issues. In this growing global economy and with the expansion of companies’ “central” teams spanning locations around the world, there is an increased need for workforce mobility, more stringent governance, and compliance requirements, and ever greater pressure to improve margins through process and policy standardization.

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Featured Resources

Global HR and Medical Teams: A Review of Organizational Structures – Introduction Global HR and Medical Teams: A Review of Organizational Structures – Introduction
Provides background on organizational structures and relevant employer issues and includes sample employer structures.

People Risks in M&A Transactions: 2016 Mercer Research Report People Risks in M&A Transactions: 2016 Mercer Research Report
This Mercer presentation outlines human capital issues that buyers and sellers should be aware of when conducting merger and acquisition transactions.

HR Implications of Change Management: The Process Matters HR Implications of Change Management: The Process Matters
Discusses the effects of downsizing, mergers and acquisitions, and other organizational changes on those who remain behind.

 

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