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The Importance of Human Resource Management

4 min

What is Human Resource Management (HRM)?

This is a function within an organisation concentrated on recruiting, managing and directing people who work in it. Human Resource Management deals with issues related to compensation, performance management, organisation development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, training and others. HRM plays a strategic role in managing people and the workplace culture and environment. If effective, it can contribute greatly to the overall company direction and the accomplishment of its goals and objectives.

The New Role in Human Resource Management

More and more companies seek the outsourcing services of HR recruitment companies. The focus on HRM is now moved to the strategic utilisation of employees and the measurable impact of employee programs over business. Nowadays successful companies need to be adaptive, resilient, quick to change direction and customer-centered. Within such an environment the effectiveness of HRM is crucial to business success. HR professionals establish systems for performance development, career succession planning and employee development. This keeps people motivated, happy, personally engaged and contributing to company success. Furthermore the HR professional helps the development of organisational culture and climate in which employees have the competency, concern and commitment to serve customers well.

How do I gain profound knowledge on Human Resource Management?

Experience is one of the best ways to learn the inside out of any specific area, but attending an appropriate HR course will give an excellent starting point of your future development. It is important to pick a program, well adjusted to the current trends in Human Resources Management. Otherwise you may gain knowledge, which is not applicable to the current business environment. Griffith College has designed a HR course to provide participants with the appropriate skills and knowledge essential for effective human resource management. It is suitable for individuals who wish to pursue a career in HRM and also for newly appointed managers or team leaders. You will be introduced to the main HRM theories, and these will provide a conceptual and practical platform for student learning.

You will be encouraged to draw on your own experience as this will help you to develop a clearer understanding of HRM. In addition Griffith College offers a course in Positive Psychology at work – which is a great way to increase your understanding of the human mind and behavior. In recent times Positive Psychology is particularly relevant in a work environment. In the current economic climate many employees find it difficult to overcome their fear of redundancies and perform at the maximum level for a prolonged period of time. It is therefore to the employer’s advantage to ensure they are able to adequately manage their employee’s expectations, create a more positive environment at work fostering high performance and finally ensure employee engagement at all levels of the organisation.

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