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Management and Organizational Studies
Management and Organizational Studies 1021A/B

Chapter 1 The Challenges of HRMHuman Resources Management HRM an integrated set of processes programs and systems in an organization that focuses on the effective deployment and development of its employeesThe term human resources implies that people are as important to the success of any business as other resources are such as money materials machinery and informationHRM Processes and Activities1Organizational determining what tasks need to be done in what order with what skills work and job and how individual tasks fit together in work unitsdesign2PlanningEnsuring that people in the organization are the right people with the right skills and the right time in the right place3Recruitment and Sourcing attracting and hiring the people with the necessary skills and Selectionbackground4Training and Providing the resources to assist employees in developing the necessary Developmentknowledge and skills to do their job today and in the future5Performance Ensuring that there are appropriate mechanisms in place to provide Managementfeedback to employees on a regular basis6Compensation Developing and administering pay and benefits programs that will attract pay and and retain employeesbenefits7Occupational Ensuring that the safety and health of employees are maintainedhealth and safety8Employee and Ensuring that there are positive and constructive relations between the labour relationsmployees and their supervisors or managers andor union representativesTo work with people in any organization it is important to understand human behavior and be knowledgeable about the various systems and practices available to effectively use as well as build a skilled knowledgeable and motivated workforceThe Partnership of Line Managers and HR ProfessionalsRole of the Line ManagerAll line managers in effect are people managers not the HR professional or HR unitIt is through the effective leadership of the line manager or supervisor that the talent or intellectual capital of the organization is enhancedLine managers interact directly with the employees and is responsible for the effective contribution of those employees to the organizationDirectly responsible for a product or serviceRole of the HR ProfessionalBesides knowing how to recruit and pay people appropriately HR professionals need sound business knowledge good problemsolving and influence skills and
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