Overthe time, organizations, managers and leaders have worked towards theimprovement of employee satisfaction and productivity. This has ledto the rise and adoption of the HumanResource Department.‘Human Resource Management’ is the process of developingstrategies and policies to ensure maximum employee productivity. Manyorganizations have realized the importance of HRM and thereforeemploy it as an independent tool in production (Dias, 2011). The mainroles played by HRM are:
Recruitmentand selection:this is the process of finding and hiring the best qualifiedapplicant for a certain job. This involves selectively matchingskills to the particular job, for maximum output. Compensationand benefits:this involves not only giving a satisfying guaranteed salary toemployees, but also giving other benefits in terms of rewardsincluding bonuses for exemplary results, insurance and equity basedcompensation. Retentionand motivation:this is done in order to ensure employee commitment to their jobs andis achieved by providing ample benefits together with workingenvironments that are conducive with the vertical and horizontalcolleagues (Dias, 2011).
Trainingand development:this role of HRM is aimed at improving performance of individuals bydeveloping their skills to ensure competence and hence thedevelopment of the organization. Employmentlaws and policies:these are used in assessing employee performance and act as standardsof measure in line with the organizations’ goals and objectives.Safetyand health at work:this role aims at providing safe, secure and healthy physical andsocial working environment for employees to maximize output. Workingwith labor unions:these unions benefit organizations by giving employees confidence andmotivation to work better because their rights are well protected byan external body (Dias, 2011).
Insummary, compensation and motivation are the most important roles ofHRM in an organization, as they ensure employee loyalty, maximizeoutput and guarantees consistency in the development of anorganization. I recent time the human resource skills have also beendeployed to manage and ensure customer satisfaction. The HRM aspecthas been a key one, in the management of organizations.
Dias, L. P. (2011). Human Resource Management. Carlifornia: Flatworld Knowledge.