Methods of Collecting Job Data

Methods of Collecting Job Data The methods of collecting job-related data are (i) observational method, (ii) interviews, (iii) questionnaire, (iv) checklists, (v) technical conferences, and (vi) diary. A combination of these approaches may be used depending upon the situation and the organization. A brief description of each method is in order. Observation In this method, … Read more

What is Job Design? And Various Factors Affecting Job Design

What is Job Design? And Various Factors Affecting Job Design The logical sequence to job analysis is job design. Job analysis provides job-related data as well as the skills and knowledge expected of the incumbent to discharge the job. Job design, then, involves conscious efforts to organize tasks, duties, and responsibilities into a unit of … Read more

The Employee Hiring and Selection Process

Selection Process Selection is a long process, commencing from the preliminary interview of the applicants and ending with the contract of employment. In practice, the process differs among organisations and between two different jobs within the same company. Selection procedure for senior managers will be long-drawn and rigorous, but it is simple and short while … Read more

Sources of Recruitment: Internal and External

Sources of Recruitment Broadly, there are two sources of recruitment, viz, internal sources and external sources. While internal sources allows a company to fill the vacant positions from those who are currently employed, external sources allows a company to hire employees through advertisements, employment exchanges, college/university/institute placement services, walk-ins and write-ins, consultants and contractors. Internal … Read more

Factors Influencing Recruitment Process

Factors Influencing Recruitment Process Given its key role and external visibility, recruitment is naturally subject to influence of several factors. These include external as well as internal forces. External Factors Of particular importance is the supply and demand of specific skills in the labor market. If the demand for a particular skill is high relative to … Read more

Stages of Recruitment Process

Process of Recruitment Recruitment refers to the process of identifying and attracting job seekers so as build a pool of qualified job applicants. The process comprises five related stages, viz (a) planning, (b) strategy development, (c) searching, (d) screening, (e) evaluation and control. The ideal recruitment program is the one that attracts a relatively larger number … Read more

Four Approaches to Job Design

Approaches to Job Design Four popular approaches to job design are job rotation, job engineering, job enlargement and job enrichment. Job design approaches has two dimensions: impact and complexity. The impact dimension, on the vertical axis, is the degree to which a job design approach is linked with factors beyond the immediate job, such as … Read more

Demand Forecasting in Human Resource

HR  Demand Forecasting Human resource (HR) demand forecasting is the process of estimating the future quantity and quality of people required. The basis of the forecast must be the annual budget and long-term corporate plan, translated into activity levels for each function and department. In a manufacturing company, the sales budget would be translated into … Read more

Factors Affecting Human Resource Planning

Factors Affecting Human Resource Planning Human Resource Planning (HRP) is influenced by several considerations. The more important of them are: (i) type and strategy of organization, (ii) organizational growth cycles and planning, (iii) environmental uncertainties, (iv) time horizons, (v) type and quality of forecasting information, (vi) labor market. Type and Strategy of Organization The type … Read more

Importance of Human Resource Planning

Importance of Human Resource Planning When a company says that their workers are the essential factors in the growth and success of the business, you need to take such words seriously. Have all the financial resources to run a business, without the right employees; the company might not survive for long. However, human resource planning … Read more

What is Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)?

Strategic Human Resource Management Strategic Human Resource Management first came to light in 1984, and since then, this concept has blossomed.  Today, strategic human resource management mainly focuses on employee issues and how they can impact an organization’s long-term plans.  Strategic human resource managers now agree that human resource strategies in an organization are vital … Read more

Role of HRM in Strategic Management

The Strategic Role of Human Resource Managers The strategic management process involves four important stages: environmental scanning, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and evaluation and control. What is Strategic Human Resource Management? The strategic management process results in decisions that can have significant and long-lasting consequences. The erroneous strategic decision can inflict severe penalties can be … Read more

Human Resource Management Models

Human Resource Management Models Four major models have been identified for human resource management and all these serve many purposes. 1. They provide an analytical framework for studying Human resource management (for example, situational factors, stakeholders, strategic choice levels, competence) 2. They legitimize certain HRM practices; a key issue here is the distinctiveness of HRM practices: … Read more

Nature and Functions of Human Resource Management

Nature of Human Resource Management Simply put, Human Resource Management (HRM) refers to the application of management principles to management of people in an organization. This is too simple a statement and fails to capture the essence of human resource management. In its essence, Human resource management comprises the following: 1. HRM consists of people-related functions as hiring, … Read more