Week One Discussion Question
July 29th, 2013
HOW CAN HRM INFLUENCE THE OVERALL SUCCESS OF AN ORGANIZATION? IS HRM ESSENTIAL TO AN ORGANIZATION? WHY OR WHY NOT? HR is responsible for management of personnel. Hiring decisions directly impact any organization. In addition, compensation and benefits packages can determine if a chosen candidate will accept the job or stay on. With existing personnel, HR generally takes care of morale; it mediates disputes and personality conflicts between employees. Many health care organizations have to deal with unions, and HR will be responsible for that also. Some HR departments are responsible for training or continuous improvement cycles, which directly affect how well people are able to do their jobs. Human Resources Management (HRM) is the strategic management of the employees, who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the strategic objectives of the organization. Assuming that the employees of an organization are individuals with own mental maps and perceptions, own goals and own personalities and as such they cannot be perceived as a whole, HRM holds that the organization should be able to employ both individual and group psychology in order to commit employees to the achievement of organizational goals. Aiming to enable the organization to achieve its strategic goals by attracting, retaining and developing employees, HRM functions as the link between the organization and the employees. HRM is very crucial for the whole function of an organization because it assists the organization to create loyal employees, who are ready to offer their best. The HRM activities in modern organizations are typically performed in communication with the General Management in an effort to provide a variety of views when a decision must be taken. In that way, decision making is not subject to the individual perceptions of the HR or the General Manager, but it becomes the outcome of...
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