What is Human Resource Management?

According to www.statssa.gov.za South Africa hosts over 1.5 million businesses, a large percentage of these will eventually require Human Resource Management or are already looking to fill such a position.

What exactly is Human Resource Management?

Human resource (HR) management is primarily concerned with the management of people within organizations, focusing on policies and on systems – from employing new staff, overseeing employee benefits and compensation, to managing disciplinary procedures.

What does a Human Resource Manager do?

HR departments are responsible for overseeing employee-benefits design, employee recruitment, training and development, performance appraisal, and rewarding (e.g., managing pay and benefit systems)

Not only are human resource managers responsible for sourcing and recruiting new employees, but they also need to monitor staff performance and identify and provide ways in which employees can improve their skills and work more efficiently. One of the key purposes of human resource management is to ensure that all employees stay productive and happy in the workplace.

HR also concerns itself with organizational change and industrial relations, that is, the balancing of organizational practices with requirements arising from collective bargaining and from governmental laws.


Want to study Human Resource Management?

By studying one of our Human Resource Management courses, you can acquire valuable skills and knowledge in communication, personnel training, labour relations and employee management.
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