"HR Global Challenges" offers a step-by-step plan for a developing nation to compete more effectively in an ever-changing global economy. The key is to create innovative strategies and seize the advantage of its most precious resource-its people. Drawing on more than twenty-eight years of experience in human resources, Syed Imtiaz Hussain addresses the economic hardships of unemployment in developing countries. Especially in Pakistan, HR departments in many organizations are small in size and low in status. Their functions are viewed as relatively unimportant. But as HR workers become increasingly vital in today's global economy, Hussain believes that this pattern will change. Hussain directly addresses the critical challenges that test CEOs in the following areas: Organization structure Technology Knowledge management Recruitment Performance appraisal Training and development This inspiring guide is a must-read for human-resource professionals, CEOs, and top-echelon business managers, academics, and political leaders in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and other developing nations worldwide. If you are a human resources practitioner, this upbeat advice will lead you to reevaluate your strengths, think outside the box, and shape the future.