Introduction to Human Resource Management

Introduction to
Human Resource Management

- What is Human Resource Management (HRM)?

    - Human Resource Management is the process of acquiring, training, appraising, and compensating employees, and attending to their labor relations, health and safety, and fairness concerns.

- Personnel aspects of a manager’s job

     -Conducting job analyses

-Planning labor needs and recruiting job candidates
-Selecting job candidates
-Orienting and training new employees
-Managing wages & salaries
-Providing incentives and benefits
-Appraising performance
-Training and developing managers
-Building employee commitment

And what a manager should know about:

-Equal opportunity & affirmative action
-Employee health and safety
-Handling grievances & labor relation
Why Is Human Resource Management Important To All Managers ?

-  The following concepts & techniques are important to all managers for several reasons.
First, having a command of this knowledge will help a manager to avoid the personnel mistakes one does n’t want to make while managing.
For example:-
A manager doesn’t want to:
-Have his/her employees not doing their best
-Hire the wrong person for the job
-Experience high turnover
-Waste time with useless interview
-Commit any unfair labor practice
-Have their company taken to court because of discriminatory actions
-Have some employees think their salaries are unfair and inequitable relative to others in the organization
-Have his/her company cited for unsafe practices.
-Let a lack of training undermine his/her department’s effectiveness.

Functions of HRM
HR manager carries out three distinct functions:
-A line function
-A staffing function
-A coordinating function

Who performs the HR functions?

Translating HRM functions into practice

HR Managers new role in changing environment

Meeting Today’s HRM Challenges The HR Managers:
-Focus More On “Big Picture” (Strategic) Issues.
-Find New Ways To Provide Transactional Services
-Acquire Broader Business Knowledge And New HRM Proficiencies.
-Create A High-performance Work Systems
-Evidence-based HR
        - Providing Evidence For HRM Decision Making.
-Managing Ethics
           - HRM Related Ethical Issues
                    - Workplace Safety, Security Of Employee Records, Employee Theft, Affirmative                                   Action, Comparable Work, Employees Privacy Rights.

Criticisms Of HRM

-Critics of HRM point out that HRM is more rhetoric than reality and the term HRM lacks precision.
-Critics have also observed that many organizations are driven by stronger objectives than HRM.
-Critics argue that HR programs, policies, approach, and practices cost money and no attempt has
     been made to conduct cost-benefit analysis.

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