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Ch1 Intro to HRM.docx

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Simon Fraser University
Business Administration
BUS 381
Natalie Zhao

Ch1 Intro to HRMHuman Resources Management HRM The management of people in organizations to drive successful organizational performance and achievement of the organizations strategic goalsHuman capital The knowledge education training skills and expertise of an organizations workforceTheir job is to ensure that the organization finds and hires the best individuals available develops their talent creates a productive work environment and continually builds and monitors these human assets They have the primary responsibility for managing the workforce that drives organizational performance and achievement of the organizations strategic goalsHuman resource management responsibilitiesHuman resource management responsibilities and activities fall into two categories1Operational administrative category TraditionWhere HP professionals hire and maintain employees and then manage employee separations This role requires HR staff to be administrative experts and employee championsOperational responsibilitiesHR services include analyzing jobs planning future workforce requirement selecting employees orienting and training employees managing compensation and reward plans and communicating with employees including counseling and discipliningIn recent years there has been a trend to outsourcing much of the operational HR activities so that HR staff in the organization can focus on strategic HRM2Strategic category more recentWhere HR is focused on ensuring that the organization is staffed with the most effective human capital to achieve its strategic goals This role requires HR staff to be strategic partners and change agentsStrategy the companys plan for how it will balance its internal strengths and weaknesses with external opportunities and threats in order to maintain a competitive advantageStrategic responsibilitiesFormulating strategyEnvironmental scanning identifying and analyzing external
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