Human Resource Management
Umair AwanMBA (
CHAPTER ONE: DISCUSSION QUESTIONS/ANSWERS1.
Explain what HR management is and how it relates to the management process?Answer:
HRM is the management of people working in an organization, it is a subject related tohuman. For simplicity, we can say that it is the management of humans or people. HRMis a managerial function that tries to match an organization
s needs to the skills andabilities of its employees. Human Resource Management is responsible for how peopleare managed in the organizations. It is responsible for bringing people in organizationhelping them perform their work, compensating them for their work and solvingproblems that arise.
Functions of HRM:
Basic functions that all managers perform: planning, organizing, staffing, leading, andcontrolling. HR management involves the policies and practices needed to carry out thestaffing (or people) function of management. HRM department regardless of theorganization
s size must perform following human resource management functions
Staffing (HR planning, recruitment and selection)
Human resource development
Compensation and benefits
Safety and health
Employee and labor relations
Records maintaining, etc.
HR research (providing a HR information base, designing and implementingemployee communication system).
Interrelationship of HR functions.
Give examples of how HR management concepts & techniques can be of use to allmanagers?Answer:
s easier to answer this by listing some of the personnel mistakes you don
twant to make while managing.
Helps you avoid common personnel mistakes:
Qualified HR mangers utilize organization resources in such a way that helps to avoidcommon personnel mistakes like the following
a. Hiring the wrong person for the jobb. Experiencing high turnoverc. Finding employees not doing their bestd. Having your company taken to court because of your discriminatory actionse. Having your company cited under federal occupational safety laws for unsafe practicesf. Allowing a lack of training to undermine your department
s effectivenessg. Committing any unfair labor practices
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Human Resources
Human Resources: General Questions Answered
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What Does a Human Resources Professional Do?
The following are job descriptions for commonly found positions in Human Resources employment. Take a look and see if you can use these samples to assist you in developing your own job description or those of your staff.
HR Questions About Degrees and Credentials
Do I have to go to college and get a degree to work in Human Resources?
Do I have to have some kind of certification to work in Human Resources?
HR Questions About Jobs and Careers
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Human Resources: Questions about Related Popular Topics
Employment laws, guidelines, and information?
Need to know the latest about employment laws?
It's a quickly changing topic with which you will want to constantly stay in touch.
How can I redesign our performance management system? (review, appraisal, evaluation) process redesign and development?
Performance appraisals are disappearing in favor of a more employee-oriented, customized performance management system that focuses your managers' energy on setting goals and employee development. Find out all about it. You may want to change your system.
Sample and example policies, procedures, guidelines, and forms?
Need a sample policy or form that you can use as an example when you devise your own forms and policies for use within your company. These HR sample policies are prime, effective examples.
Design and development of a training program?
If you're committed to employee development, you'll want to take a look at all of the articles in the HR training section. You'll find everything from employee onboarding to needs assessment, on-the-job training and more.
How can I recruit and hire superior employees?
When recruiting, selecting, staffing and hiring, pick the smartest person you can find. You want talented employees who fit your culture. Your recruitment strategies are critical in attracting these people.
Retention of your best employees starts with your recruiting, staffing and hiring strategies, policies and procedures. Recruiting, testing, selection and staffing are the focus of these resources.
How can I interview prospective employees?
How to conduct a safe, legal interview that also enables you to select the best candidate for your open positions is important. The interview is one of the significant factors in hiring. Perhaps the traditional interview is accorded too much power in selection. Learn more interviewing tips and interviewing techniques to make your interviews a powerful tool and process to evaluate candidates.
How can I select, make offers, and hire great employees?
Learn how to select the best employees for your open positions. Selection and evaluation techniques are explored that help you pick among qualified candidates.
Employee selection and employee evaluation processes are critical to hiring a superior staff. Learn to improve your hiring practices.
How to determine a motivating employee salary and compensation?
Find the latest information about setting salaries, paying employees, using salary as a tool for the motivation of and retention of employees.
How can I design attractive benefits packages for employees?
The right benefits package can help you attract and retain talented employees. Your benefits package can cost up to thirty-five percent of an employee’'s salary. Make sure that your benefits are serving your organization's best interests in attracting and retaining key employees.
Need to Find a Specific Human Resources Topic?
How can I find out if a particular topic is covered in the HR section? The easiest way to determine if your topic is covered is to use the Search Box in the upper right-hand corner of each page. Search on the topic about which you seek information. You can also scroll through the topics listed in the left- hand column.