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Foundations of Business 6th Edition

Foundations of Business (6th Edition)

Book Edition6th Edition
Author(s)Hughes, Pride
PublisherCengage Learning
Section 9-1: Human Resources Management: An Overview
Section 9-2: Human Resources Planning
Section 9-3: Cultural Diversity in Human Resources
Section 9-4: Job Analysis
Section 9-5: Recruiting, Selection, and Orientation
Section 9-6: Compensation and Benefits
Section 9-7: Training and Development
Section 9-8: Performance Appraisal
Section 9-9: The Legal Environment of HRM
Chapter 9, Section 9-1, Concept Check, Exercise 01
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What are the three phases of human resources management?


The post-hiring phase involves activities such as remuneration, motivation, performance appraisal and termination. In this process,the employees are compensated for the work and services provided for the company. The human resource department are also responsible for reviewing the employee performance; in cases when the employee has performed efficiently and effectively they are subject to rewards and motivation packages. However, when disputes arise between the employees and management due to under performance or misunderstanding the employee is likely to be terminated.


What are the three phases of human resources management?

Human resource management is a branch of an organization that deals with acquiring, managing and developing organizational personnel through the following processes; recruiting, selecting, hiring, training, employee development and termination of employment. There are three phases of human resource management namely: acquisition, development and post-hiring phase.

The acquisition phase is also known as pre-hiring phase. This is basically a recruitment process that starts from identification of available positions to be filled in the company then they proceed to post the positions through advertisements highlighting the detailed job descriptions. The human resource management conducts a selection process to select the best candidate to proceed for the interviews. The interview process enables the organization to obtain the best candidates that best fits the company requirements. The candidate is then hired as an employee in the company.

The development phase is also known as the training phase. After the candidate is hired, he/she is taken through an orientation process to acquaint them with the company policies, codes of conduct and the work environment. They are also provided on the job training such as induction training and safety training. This phase enables the employee to perform duties in respect to their positions as well as interact with colleagues in the work environment.

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