Is Hr Important

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1 Introduction..............................................................................................1

2 Human Resources

2.1 What is Human Resources?........................................................2

2.1.1 Job Analysis........................................................3
2.1.2 Training and Development .......................................................3
2.1.3 Performance Appraisal ........................................................4
2.1.4 Compensation, Benefits and Incentives ....................................4
2.1.5 Selection.........................................................5

3 Recruitment
3.1 What is Recruitment?......................................................................6

3.2 External Recruitment.......................................................................6
3.2.1 Employee Referrals .......................................................7
3.2.2 Advertising .......................................................7
3.2.3 Open House .......................................................8
3.2.4 Internet .......................................................8

3.3 Internal Recruitment .......................................................................8

3.4 How is Recruitment Strategic? ...................................................................9

4 Why is Human Resources Important?.......................................................................10

5 How Does Human Resources Contribute Strategically? .............................................13

6 Conclusion .................................................................................................16

1 Introduction
An organization can be defined as social entities, with the sole purpose of achieving goals that have some form of interaction with their environment (Karakowsky, 2007, 133). As well, it is composed of several different facets, each with a fundamental purpose within the organization. Whether the function is a core competency, creates a strategic advantage, or is a necessary department that controls the means of production, each function within an organization is vital to its existence and wellbeing. Though examples such as an accounting or marketing department are key components that could contribute to the organization, the department of human resources is one of the most vital components one can establish in an organization. Within this report, human resources will be more thoroughly examined to display the importance of its existence, its true meaning, its various functions, how it helps and how it contributes to organizations in a strategic form. It will also showcase how an organization can further extend its capabilities in terms of achieving goals or establishing new strategies through the usage of human resources. Further investigation of human resources also demonstrates that there are several different functions within human resources. These functions will be listed, and a more in depth look into recruitment will be displayed. This one function will be examined and will focus on what exactly recruitment is and it’s two forms, as well as how it is strategic. This report will ultimately showcase how important human resources truly is to an organization.

2 Human Resources
2.1 What is Human Resources?
Establishing an understanding of what human resources exactly is will help with the evaluation of how it can be strategically used and how it can benefit organizations. Human resources are one major department found within most organizations, and it can be utilized through several different functions. In general, it is a “practice that focuses on people in organizations” (Stewart and Brown, 2008, 4). Interpreting the two terms of “human resources” also shows that it focuses on utilizing human capital as a resource to an organization, and focusing more on the...
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