Human resource management (HRM) is one of the important factors that are critical to organisation success. Without it, there can be no clear vision, and opportunity will be squandered. Without it, resources will be wasted, and a workforce's full potential will remain woefully untapped. Acquiring the right talent is the key to building a company's leadership pool. Therefore, this paper looks at the relevance of Human Resource Department in large organisations. The paper starts by defining key concepts, thereafter it will look at in detail the importance of Human Resource Department. The paper will also give a conclusion at the end.
According to Darby, R. (2000), departments are the entities organizations form to organize people, reporting relationships, and work in a way that best supports the accomplishment of the organization's goals. Departments are usually organized by functions such as human resources, marketing, administration, and sales. But, a department can be organized in any way that makes sense for the customer. Departments can also be organized by customer, by product, or by region of the world.
The forward thinking human resource department is devoted to providing effective policies, procedures, and people-friendly guidelines and support within companies. Additionally, the human resource function serves to make sure that the company mission, vision, values or guiding principles, the company metrics, and the factors that keep the company guided toward success are optimized (ibid).
Human resources can be defined as the set of individuals who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, or economy. "Human capital" is sometimes used synonymously with human resources, although human capital typically refers to a more narrow view. Likewise, other terms sometimes used include "manpower", "talent", "labour", or simply "people" (op cit)
On the other hand, human resource management is the part of the organization