Human resources are all the employees of an organisation. Human Resource Management is a strategic and logical approach to the running of the most important part of an organisation; the employees.
Throughout this assignment I will investigate the different perspectives of human resources mainly focusing on the organisation I am employed by. I will identify any differences between HRM and Personnel and try to back this up with relevant theory.
I am going to research into equal opportunities and ways of developing flexibility within the workplace.
Also in this assignment I am going to examine employment legislation such as contracts of employment, redundancy and disciplinary issues.
Finally I will research the importance of welfare at work. The idea of Human Resource Management is to identify how employees should be treated in the interests of the organisation. Most middle-sized and large companies now have Human Resource Departments. HR departments are involved with strategic and operational plans and the implementation of an organisations policies and procedures.
Strategic HRM can be regarded as a general approach to the strategic management of human resources in accordance with the intentions of the organisation on the future direction it wants to take. It is concerned with longer-term people issues. Strategic HRM is involved with structure, quality, culture, values, and matching resources to the future needs of the business. It has been defined by Johnson and Scholes (1993) as “the direction and scope of an organisation over the longer term, which ideally matches its resources to its changing environment, and in particular to its markets, customers and clients in order to meet stakeholder expectations”
Armstrong (2003) suggests strategic management is; “an approach to making decisions on the plans of the organisation concerning the employment relationship and its recruitment, training, development, performance management, reward