Job Description – International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Title: Human Resource Manager
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer, New York
Based at: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), New York
To plan and execute human resource management duties and responsibilities, in order to uphold and advance human resources’ effectiveness in the organization according to established corporate policies.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Date and other relevant internal references
Those who meet the above requirements and qualifications should submit their applications, with relevant testimonials and salary expectations online before July 1, 2011. Applications are done online through the following e-mail address; email@example.com
Date posted: 22nd May, 2011
Deadline: 1st July, 2011
Part 2: Comments
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is an initiative that ensures that employment by organizations is done equally to all groups of people regardless of their racial, religious, gender abilities and political affiliations. Many organizations today have incorporated the initiative in their systems; hence making employment fair and diverse. Nonetheless, there are certain challenges associated with Equal Employment Opportunity.
To start with, the initiative encourages discrimination against certain groups in the workplace. For example, sometimes, the physically handicapped are looked down in the workforce. This happens when duties and responsibilities are being shared in the organization, as the physically challenged are assigned light duties since they are underestimated. Female workers are also limited to lower positions as they are seen as incapable of carrying out sophisticated tasks. Moreover, female workers are looked down upon to an extent that they are sexually harassed by the senior members who perceive them as sexual objects.
Equal Employment Opportunity also poses a challenge to an organization as it forces it to hire certain group of people. The consideration given to diversity and equality makes an organization hire unqualified staff at the expense of the competent ones. For that reason, the organization will perform ineffectively due to incompetent workforce. What is more, people still face racism in foreign countries as they are lowly regarded. Although the policy is meant to control racism work places, immigrants and foreigners are discriminated in new counties. In fact some are denied job opportunities or given inferior opportunities in various organizations. Furthermore, those who get employment chances in foreign countries are segregated by the natives. In fact, there are certain places that are only occupied by the immigrants, and face challenging economic times because of the high costs of living in the foreign countries.
In conclusion, although it was aimed at eradicating of discrimination during employment process, the Equal Employment Opportunity policy poses certain challenges to organizations. Therefore, there is need to revisit the policy so as to reduce the challenges associated with it. As a result, the organizations will realize effectiveness and improved business performance.