M c G r e w , T h e H R F u n c t i o n
To: Dr. Cashman
From: Trish McGrew
Subject: The HR Function
Date: May 24, 2010
Human Resource Management (HRM) is the function within an organization that focuses on
recruitment of, management of, and providing direction for the people who work in the
organization. One can see that HRM is the organizational function that deals with issues related
to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development,
safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training.
They strategically and coherently approach the management of an organization’s most valued
asset, which are the people who contribute to the achievement of the objections of the business
How HRM Functions Support Organizations Goals
Sherwin Williams has five focus areas or goals, which include operational excellence, safety,
people, productivity, and cost. Sherwin Williams and HR will use a combination of innovation
and market development strategies to realize the long-term objectives of improving local market
position, creating a high focus on customer satisfaction, attaining high employee morale, and
increasing DIY market share (Sherwin-Williams, 2010)(Sparrow, 2010).
Bridget Schnautz, HRM at Minwax, owned by Sherwin-Williams, says that she uses her HR
skills to employ the right people for the right job at the right time.
According to Mrs. Schnautz,
her skill set for recruiting the right people for the job aids in the achievement of the goals at