Employees, ceo, everyone gets affected by hr policies. Scientific management: goal was to manage people and make sure they did what the organization needed them to do. Did not care much about the emotions of people. Human resources movement (1900"s): developed concern for people who are trying to meet those objectives. Emphasis on contribution and proactive management of people (ex. Every line manager must posses basic hr skills. The role of hr today is to help achieve strategic objectives. Employment levels, productivity levels, growth of the primary, secondary, and tertiary sectors. Something happening outside the economy can affect employees within the organization. Visible and ethnic minorities, women, aboriginal population, people with disabilities are often discriminated against. Whatever the company gives such as cellphones, cars, the company can monitor it. Brings up the right to privacy issue. Ensure policies and practices comply with new and changing laws. Being aware of the legal practices of the country/environment one is working in.