Chapter 1: hrm challenges and the legal context textbook notes. Human resources management (hrm): integrated set of processes, programs and systems in an organization that focuses on the effective deployment and development of its employees. 2. planning - right skills at the right time and place. 8. employee and labour relations - office politics and relations. Emerging fields in hrm: organizational development and learning (extension of training and development, high-performance work groups/teams (job design, flexible work arrangements, hris human resource information systems. Role of line manager: to directly interact with the employees and be responsible for the effective contribution of those employees to the organization. Line authority : being directly responsible for the product or service. Globalization: moving local or regional business into global marketplace. In organizations with an hr unit, hr managers assume a greater role in top-management-planning and decision-making. Hrm must address geographic, cultural, legal issues involved in doing business in other countries.