Human Resource Management

Key Functional Areas of Human Resources Management

Management requires both external and internal resources. One of the most significant of these resources is human resources.

Human resource management involves the strategic use of human beings within an organization to enhance an organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.

Human resource management activities cover a broad range, from ensuring effective recruitment and retention to engaging in corrective/disciplinary action to handling an employee’s separation from the organization to promoting employee well-being within an organization.

No matter how well a manager understands management principles and tools, work cannot be accomplished in an optimum fashion without an understanding of human resource issues. Human resource issues cover a broad spectrum; including issues related to staffing, employees rights, and supervision—key elements of human resource management.