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HRM: Power of the People
Since the beginning of time, people have been the most valuable resource available. Regardless of the goal or task, some level of human resource is required. This simple fact has created a vital need for effective Human Resource Management (HRM). Human Resource Management is a function performed in organizations that facilitates the most effective use of people to achieve organizational and individual goals (Ivancevich, 2010). As society and organizations grow and become more complex, HRM functions continue to expand into many areas vital to organizational growth and success. The journey to understanding and applying human resource functions covers Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action, Human Resource Planning, Recruitment, Selection, Human Resource Development, Compensation and Benefits, Safety and Health, and Employee Labor and Relations. By exploring each area, we can understand how these functions can be applied to personal career goals and set the stage for a successful future.

One important function of Human Resource Management is understanding and developing policies for Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Equal Employment Opportunity has implications for almost every activity in HRM: hiring, recruiting, training, terminating, compensating, evaluating, planning, disciplining, and collective bargaining (Ivancevich, 2010, p. 65). With that in mind, it is vital for all levels of leadership and management in an organization to be involved in EEO policies and programs. Developing policies and programs for each area ensures the organization is complying with the law. More importantly, developing EEO policies and programs prevents discrimination in the work place. Furthermore, developing an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) can help your organization be prepared to take action against discrimination in the work place.

As an individual with dreams of opening my own business, understanding Equal Employment...