1-Strategic Role of HR Chapter 1 - The Managers Human...

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Unformatted text preview: The Managers Human Resource Management Jobs The Management process involves the following functions: planning, organizing, staffing, leading, controlling. Staffing involves: conducting job analyses; planning labor needs and recruiting job candidates; selecting job candidates; orienting and training new employees; managing wages and salaries; providing incentives and benefits; appraising performance; communicating; training and developing managers; building employee commitment; being knowledgeable about equal opportunity, affirmative action, employee health and safety; handling grievances and labor relations. A. Why Is HR Management Important to All Managers? Managers do not want to make mistakes while managing areas such as hiring the wrong person, having their company taken to court because of discriminatory actions, or committing unfair labor practices. B. Line and Staff Aspects of HRM Although most firms have a human resource department with its own manager, all other managers tend to get involved in activities like recruiting, interviewing, selecting, and training. 1. Line Versus Staff Authority Authority is the right to make decisions, to direct the work of others, and to give orders. Line managers are authorized to direct the work of subordinates. Staff managers are authorized to assist and advise line managers in accomplishing their basic goals. HR managers are generally staff managers. 2. Line Managers HRM Responsibilities Most line managers are responsible for line functions, coordinative functions, and some staff functions. C. Cooperative Line and Staff HR Management: An Example In recruiting and hiring, its generally the line managers responsibility to specify the qualifications employees need to fill specific positions. Then the HR staff takes over. They develop sources of qualified applicants and conduct initial screening interviews. They administer the appropriate test. Then they refer the best applicants to the supervisor (line manager), who interviews and selects the ones he/she wants. D. From Line Manager to HR Manager: Line managers may make career stopovers in staff HR manager positions. IV. The Plan of This Book Each topic interacts with and affects the others, and all should fit with the employers strategic plan. A. The Basic Themes and Features- HR is the responsibility of every manager- HR managers must defend plans and contributions in measurable terms- HR systems must be designed to achieve the companys strategic aims- HR increasingly relies on technology to achieve the strategic aims- Virtually every HR decision has legal implications- Globalization and diversity are important HR issues today DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 1. Explain what HR management is and how it relates to the management process....
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2012 for the course ECONOMICS eco 403 taught by Professor Talatafza during the Spring '10 term at Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

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1-Strategic Role of HR Chapter 1 - The Managers Human...

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