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THE COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY DIRECTORATE OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AND OPEN LEARNING PO. BOX
KITWE

NAME: TIMOTHY NSHIMBI
P.O BOX 20515
KITWE

STUDENT NO.:09175202

PROGRAME: BBA3
COURSE: HUMAN RESOURCE & LABOR RELATIONS- BBA380
LECTURER: MR K.K.KAPIKA
ASSIGNMENT :ONE

DUE DATE:15TH SEPTEMBER 2012

Discuss the relevance of the Human Resource Management Department and the role that it plays in the organization. How developed is the Human Resource Management function in Zambian organizations from 1980 to date?

Human resource management is the process of acquiring, training, appraising, and compensating employees and of attending to their labor relations, health and safety, and fairness concerns. A function performed in organizations that facilitates the most effective use of people in order to achieve organizational and individual goals.(Gary Dessler, 1997) Others define Human Resource Management as the integrated use by an organization of systems, policies and management practices to recruit, develop and retain employees who will help the organization meet its goals. Introduction

Human Resource Management plays an important role in assuring employee satisfaction, improving performance and productivity. This can further an organization's competitive advantage, and directly contribute to the organization's success. Human Resource Management is not just an issue for an organization's Human Resource Management department or for Human Resource professionals. It is also the responsibility of leaders and managers, who exercise human resource functions with their staff every day. It provides managers with skills and tools to enhance their own performance and the performance of their employees. By using these tools and working closely with human resource professionals, managers can help build their employees' capabilities and strengthen employee commitment to the organization. This in turn will strengthen individual and organizational performance, and...