OBHRM Long answers.docx - Level 2 Descriptive Type(10 marks each 1 What are the functions of a HR Manager in an industry in a developing country What

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Level 2: Descriptive Type (10 marks each) 1. What are the functions of a HR Manager in an industry in a developing country? What steps would you take to ensure that they represent the aspirations of personnel while being paid by is his/her employer?Roles & Responsibilities of HR Managers in Growing OrganizationsWith advancement in technology, conventional methods are being replaced by new-age techniques.Globalization is on the rise and companies are spreading out all around the world, no longer restricted bygeographical barriers. Economies are rising and falling and evolving continuously. Adding to the turmoil arestringent laws and regulations passed, leading to a constant void waiting to be filled with effective policiesthat follow all the legal guidelinesand at the same time are not compromising on the organization’ssurvival. In the midst of all this, is a function necessary, but minimally looked upon – the human resourcefunction. In a quest to integrate the operations and strategies of a business across a wide array of products,services, ideas, and cultures, the role of human resource managers is constantly evolving. HR managers,who were once confined to handling basic data work and routine record keeping amongst employees, arenow exposed to an evolving nature of diverse workforce complexities, legal obligations, and strategicmanagement of the organizational goals.With that background, first let’s shed some light on the conventional HR functions and the traditional role ofHR managers:RecruitmentThis is the one function which is hand in glove with HR. Recruitmenthas been one of the majorresponsibilities of the HR team. It is the job of HR personnel to plan and devise strategic campaigns andguidelines for recruiting suitable candidates for a required job description. They also have to serve as amediator between the employer and the candidate and communicate company policies and terms of thecontract to the candidate before he is hired. This is the first pillar of HR management that every HRmanager starts with. It’s probably one of the most important aspects of any HR professional’s career. Therecruitment function comprises 2 main objectives: 1) Attract Talent Attracting talent starts with first planning the requirement of manpower in the organization . Gauging needs of the organization’s human resource requirements, and accordingly putting a plan of action to fulfill those needs with placement of “talented professionals”. That’s followed by creating an “employer brand” which will be representative of the organization’s good image and portray an attractive impression in the minds of potential candidates. The employer branding aspects have become very important owing to the new-age media and awareness of employee rights. Putting the best foot forward is no longer enough, it needs to be followed through with honest actions in favor of the employees. And finally… the HR manager needs to them create detailed recruitment strategies carry out the hiring process.

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