Challenges of Human Resources in Globalization Era

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Postgraduate School Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) held a webinar in collaboration with the directorate of human resources Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) and attended by 200 participants. (Photo: By courtesy)

UNAIR NEWS – Globalization has demanded humans to always be ready to face changes and competition at international level. If you are not able to adapt, you will lose. The same thing will happen to an organization, if they cannot manage human resources (HR) to have a global culture and spirit.

To be able to survive in the era of globalization, organizations need to improve the capacity of their human resources. The statement was from Dr. Purnawan Basundoro, SS, M.Hum., during a webinar workshop entitled Change the World with a Positive Perspective: Resilience and Character Strengths at Organization last Saturday, July 4.

“Capacity improvement can only be done if all elements of human resources continue to learn, through books, experts, colleagues, and daily life,” explained Universitas Airlangga’s Director of HR.

Not only Dr. Purnawan, the webinar initiated by the 24/7 HR community from the UNAIR Master of Human Resources Development Program (S2 PSDM) also invited other speakers, such as Athina Saraya, Rizki Kurnia Aqdami, and Nadiyah Afifah Nigata Ramadhani. The three of them also provided insights related to efforts need to be done by HR in improving their capacity so they can compete at the international level.

According to Athina, one of the keys needed for human resources to compete at the international level is persistence. Therefore, persistence will help humans to focus on goals, encourage creativity in finding solutions, and increase self-potential.

“In achieving long-term goals in the era of global competition, individuals are required to have desires, enthusiasm, fighting spirit, resilience, and consistency. On the contrary, organizations with HR that are not enthusiastic will find it difficult to achieve their long-term goals, “added the founder of the @ child.pedia.

In addition to persistence, HR also needs to have good interpersonal skills to interact with everyone, so they can develop themselves.

“We can explore interpersonal skills by studying seriously, especially during college. Next, take trainings, join organizations, improve social analysis, and increase social interaction in real life and digitally, “explained Rizki, who is now a staff of sub-directorate for HR development and HR directorate organization.

Another important efforts are understanding the differences in the organization and aligning them for mutual success. It was explained by Nadiyah, a human resource consultant at the TATA Consultancy Service company in Pune, India.

“By understanding differences, each human resource will gain new values, wisdom, insight, tolerance, humanity, justice, and other strengths in himself,” said the psychology graduate of Universitas Hasanuddin (UNHAS), Makassar.

Meanwhile, Rizki Priyoko as the head of webinar program, expressed his appreciation to the speakers and enthusiasm of 200 participants who attended.

“In this webinar, we are collaborating with the directorate of HR UNAIR. In the future, we will also collaborate with deans, lecturers, and alumni from several other universities, such as Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP), UNHAS, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Universitas Brawijaya (UNIBRAW), and Universitas Indonesia (UI), “he concluded. (*)

Author: Nabila Amelia

Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia

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