Human Resource Management and Business Adaptability and Adjustability in Business Development

Fanny YF Young


Business adaptability and adjustability is highly important for the business development. It was suggested human resource managers and executives could pay an important contribution to this area. The aim of this study was to search the literature to see how the human resource managers and executives can improve the business adaptability and change of the companies. The internet was searched using various search engines like Google Scholars, Proquest and Google using keywords like human resource management, business adaptability and adjustability and business resilience. All selected papers were individually studied and any relevant materials were identified. Result showed that there were roles of human resource managers and executives in building business adaptability and adjustability such as acting as strategic partners, employee sponsors or advocates, change mentors and there were contributions which include transition the human resource department to a profitability factor; making profit to the company and engaging in people-focused approach to business continuity planning for crisis.

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