Understanding organisations and the role of Human Resources
The following report contains information on how Human Resources can support the organisation with both internal processes and meeting key business objectives.
Human resources and the services they provide can be seen as the crucial link between staff and the achieving the business goals and objectives.
They are there to create, produce and maintain all policies and procedures. And more importantly ensure that procedures are correctly followed and fairly enforced in the work place.
They support both line managers and senior managers in maintaining a strong and agile workforce and ensuring business objectives are passed down through the appraisal process.
There are several activities undertaken by the Human resources department that help the business meet their goals. I have decided to focus on three distinct areas:
Recruitment and Selection (Talent Management)
Learning and Development (Training)
Appraisals and Performance Management
Recruitment and Selection
One of the most important functions undertaken by the Human resources department is advertising for and attracting the right candidate with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to drive the business forward. This involves ensuring the correct job descriptions are documented and maintained, the interview and reference checks are correctly carried out and assist the management in getting the best out of the candidates.
Learning and Development
Offering continuous learning and development can lead to growth of the individual staff and the organisation as a whole. Human resources are key in promoting the culture of learning and development throughout the organisation. We provide expertise in identifying training needs and development opportunities.
Appraisals and performance management
In order to maintain a productive workforce you must have colleague engagement. This can be achieved by
Bibliography: CIPD Website: http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-topics/corporate-strategy.aspx Human Resource Practice Malcolm Martin and Fiona Whiting 6th Edition 2013 Page 9