Explain how the role of the Human Resources function (HR) has changed from the past when the following were held to be true.
i) "HR deals with the soft side of a business and therefore is not accountable"
ii) "Anyone can do HR" 4.2 Evaluate the potential influence of the external labour market on HRM.
Explain the role of Human Resource planning (HRP) where an organisation needs to downsize the workforce in response to an economic crisis.
Outline the HRP process that you would follow to achieve this objective.