List of HRM Competencies

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The primary goal of human resource management (HRM) is to maximize workforce performance and value so as to meet the company’s business needs. Achieving this goal requires several HRM competencies within each of the human resource disciplines – recruitment and selection, training and development, workplace safety and risk management, employee relations, and compensation and benefits. […]

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Challenges in HR Operations

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One reason companies don’t invest in creating a dedicated HR department is because they fear too many challenges will render the effort useless and create more problems than it’s worth to have HR professionals on staff. Once identified, HR operational challenges can be minimized and even eliminated. Overcoming HR operational challenges involves looking at all […]

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An Outline of an HR Audit

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A regular human resources audit can improve the services your HR department renders to both employees and applicants. It can also determine whether your organization is in compliance with labor and employment laws. Auditing all of your HR practices and functions can take time and resources. Small businesses without enough staff to devote their full-time […]

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HR Strategic Objectives

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Strategic human resources objectives are goals aligned with the organization’s goals. In fact, in “Human Resource Management Theory and Practice,” authors John Bratton and Jeffrey Gold identify strategic human resource management as the “managerial process requiring human resource (HR) policies and practices to be linked with the strategic objectives of the organization.” A number of […]

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Functions & Practices of Human Resource Management

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Human resources functions are significantly different from HR practices. Functions are comprised of transactional activities that can be handled in-house or easily outsourced. Practices are part conceptual, part implementation of an HR strategy, comprised of systems that follow the normal or customary way of doing business. The term “best practices” refers to the HR systems […]

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HRM: Employee Files Checklist

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One of the most important functions of the human resources department is record-keeping, including employment files, benefits and safety management files, training and development records. The employee file contains a record of every employment action. Employment files—often called personnel files—require exacting, precise measures to ensure the files are accurate, complete and up-to-date. In many organizations, […]

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