UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI SCHOOL OF BUSINESS DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DHR501: MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES COURSE OUTLINE INTRODUCTION TO THE UNIT Managing human resources effectively has become vital to organizations of the twenty- first century. The heightened levels of global competitiveness have alerted all firms to the fact that all their resources must be utilized better than ever before. Human resource management has received much attention recently because of the recognition that much more could be gained from a better handling of the field. Consequently academics have began to devote more attention to the topic. All organizations have human resources who need to be effectively managed if the organisation is to survive in this competitive environment. Effective human resources management ensures that the organisation can attract and retain high performing and motivated staff. It ensures that human resources of the organisation remain relevant and keeps the human resources changing with the changes in the internal and external environment. Major human resources functions include human resources planning, job analysis and job design, human resources recruitment and selection, human resources
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