HRM Activities within an Organization

   The human resources management (HRM) function includes a variety of activities, and key among them is deciding what staffing needs you have and whether to use independent contractors or hire employees to fill these needs, recruiting and training the best employees, ensuring they are high performers, dealing with performance issues, and ensuring your personnel and management practices conform to various regulations.

The HR activities also include managing your approach to employee benefits and compensation, employee records and personnel policies. The activities of Human resource managers are involved such as interviewing applicants, staff training, and dealing with laws and regulations within employment. Continue reading

Human Resources Planning


We already know that there are seven major functions of Human Resource Management. Today we will discuss about Human resources planning, one of most essential entity of HR.

   Human resources planning is a strategy for the utilization, improvement and retention of the human resource required by the enterprise in pursuit of its objectives. By Human resources planning an organization ensures that it has the right number and kinds of people, at the right place, at the right time, capable of effectively and efficiently completing those tasks that will help the organization achieve its overall objectives. HR planning is also called manpower planning, personnel planning or employment planning. The basic purpose of having  a HR   plan is to have an accurate estimate of the number of employees required, with matching skill requirements to meet organizational objectives.

 The HR plan needs to be flexible enough to meet short-term staffing challenges, while adapting to changing conditions in the business and environment over the longer term.The objective of human resource (HR) planning is to ensure the best fit between employees and jobs, while avoiding manpower shortages or surpluses. The three key elements of the HR planning process are forecasting labor demand, analyzing present labor supply, and balancing projected labor demand and supply. Continue reading

Introduction to Human Resource Management

   Dear Friends, this is my first post about Human Resources Management. Today I will introduce you with the term Human Resources Management or HRM. Though I know most of you who are visiting this blog are more or less familiar with this term, I think a little warm up might not be bad. So lets proceed…..

 What is HR?

HR is an acronym for human resources. It is an element within an organization that deals with the human aspects needs of workers. HR addresses all kinds of vital issues, for example profitability, restructuring, flexible working and globalization, through the effective management and development of people. Simply to say it is the activity of attracting, retaining and motivating the people who the organisation needs. Continue reading