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Human Resources

Human resources are the people who work for a business or ‘human capital’. Human Resource Management is the function of managing the human resources within a business to maximise the benefits of their labour. Most employees in a business are managed by their boss. Most larger businesses will have a separate Human Resources Department which assists with some aspects of this management and may have some strategic responsibility i.e. works with the board on the human resource implications of a strategy.

The main human resource functions which a business must achieve are to recruit the right employees, ensure they are trained to do their job, manage them properly so that they are able and motivated to do their job, appraise them and reward them. The role of a Human Resources Department will vary from business to business and it is a common mistake for students to overstate their role. They would be very unlikely to have responsibility for staff’s training and motivation. That would be up to the individual managers. The HR department may however have responsibility for overseeing recruitment, ensuring that the staff have some basic skills and that the manager has received training on how to train and motivate their team.

Human Resources Essays

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Roles and Responsibilities of Staff Members at McDonalds.

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This is a thorough and well researched piece of work. It has been applied well to McDonalds throughout and the writer seems clear on the assessment criteria. There are very few factual errors...

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Skills and Knowledge Needed to Work In A Business Environment

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A comprehensive analysis of how to increase efficiency and reduce waste in a business. It could be improved by discussing a specific business but this may not be practical...

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Understanding Discipline

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The influence of which the person who holds the authority within a team can have a huge effect upon how his or her team respond and act towards them...

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Marks and Spencer aims and objectives

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Aims and Objectives An aim of a business is the purpose of the business. The aims are what Marks and Spencer is trying to achieve in the long term...

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Factors of Labour turnover There are many factors could cause the high level of labour turnover and absenteeism

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Motivation is the incentive to work; therefore having a motivated workforce is essential for most businesses. In addition, human resource becomes one...

The Human resource recruitment activity.

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Introduction The Human resource recruitment activity is a buffer activity that creates a pool that the organization can draw from in the event of a labour shortage that is to be filled with new hires...