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The idea of human resource management took the management world by storm during the 1980s and has represented a important change of direction.

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The idea of human resource management took the management world by storm during the 1980s and has represented a important change of direction. The human resources department has the task of deciding the number of people needed and the skills needed in the future so that the company can keep up with other rival companies and satisfy their customers. A human resource planner expertise's in human resource planning and statistics, and he/she will do most of the preliminary work on personnel planning and strategy. This department will also decide whether to lay off employees, if the company is not doing to well, or to employee more people if the company needs to keep up with demand. ...read more.


The process of deciding which of the potential employees attracted by recruitment are suitable and/or unsuitable for the organisations needs is called selection, this would include the interview and testing stages. Once all the application forms come in the selection starts. The first thing the H.R. department do is to sort the people out, people who fulfill the criteria and those who don't. if they still have a lot of applicants they will go through the sort listing process. Once all that's over the people who were successful in getting an interview and those who don't get the letters out telling them that. At the interviews the applicants will go through test, for example computer skills and health checks. ...read more.


The people chosen for the job will go through an induction course. This is basically showing them around the company and introducing them to their new colleges. They will also be told where the fire escape is. They will be told the company's regulations. For example: wear ties, call the boss sir. They will help the people who are falling behind in their work by sending them on more training courses. Performance Management A business always needs to watch their employees to make sure their not doing anything wrong. The performance manager will ask if they employee needs help with his work or if he/she has any problems. If the employee does have problems the performance manager will suggest more training. If the problem continues the company has only one choice left to make, weither to keep him on or let him go. ...read more.

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