Human Resource Management
Instructions: Managing people is a key factor for all managers. Human resources theory and practices are foundational both for the unique discipline of human resources and for the general practice and discipline of management. Discuss how human resources is both a discipline of its own and how it is embedded in the practice of management. Select three of the following areas:
• Recruiting and hiring
• Performance management
• Labor relations and collective bargaining
• Employee relations
• Strategic human resource management
• Training and development
• Organization development
For each of the three areas selected discuss
• The relevance and importance of that area for management
• The roles and responsibilities of that area for managers, for human resource specialists and why this is so
• Two or three theories or concepts within that area that are important for effective management of human resources from the perspective of human resources, of the individual employee, of the manager of the employee, and of the organization
• Identify significant legal guidelines or regulations related to managing this area effectively: To what laws do managers need to adhere or pay special attention in this area?
• Identify 3 to 5 challenges faced by organizations today in that area and address how those challenges are successfully managed and/or mitigated (if they are risks).
• What theories or theorists ground your understand of this area of human resource management and why you selected that theory.
Practice Question 5 Name Institutional affiliation Practice Question 5 Recruiting and hiring The human resource management department has the responsibility to recruit and hire new employees. The sustainability of an organization is dependent on the availability of workers. Furthermore, workers are among the important assets of any organization. Through the recruitment program, potential employees are brought on board through training and introduction to the organizational culture ( AL-Zahrani & Almazari, 2014). The hiring process guarantees only qualified individuals work in the company. In this context, the management can achieve a competitive advantage by increasing employee productivity, which is essential for increased organizational performance. The managers work within the organization, and have knowledge about the labor needs. The management is important in drafting the practical requirements of the vacancies in the company. Suggestively, in the recruitment and hiring processes, the management identifies the opportunities and provides the guidelines for acquiring new labor. The human resource specialists carry out the primary job of conducting recruitment and hiring while the management approves for the individuals to be inducted into the company (Byremo, 2015). The human resource ensures that the selected applicants are qualified and capable of meeting the organizational goals. The various duties carried out by the manager, and the human resource specia...