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Human Resource Management (HRM) is introduced to enhance productivity in an organization by addressing their working environment and treating them as valuable human capital.

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´╗┐INTRODUCTION The purpose of this essay is to amplify the steps to be taken to ensure that Human Resource (HR) practices addresses the need for long-term productivity and for a workplace in which relationship are built on trust and mutual respect. Productivity is a measure of quantity and quality of work done, taking into account the costs of resources used (Mathis & Jackson 2011). However, productivity in workplace is far more than the simple definition, it is how organizations prepare itself for the changes in technology or to achieve innovation, quality or cost reduction objectives in the long-term. A workplace with trust and respect provides employees with confidence and sense of belonging in the organization. The two main points covered are interrelated, with trust in workplace motivates employees, increase job satisfaction and increase productivity in workplace. Human Resource Management (HRM) is introduced to enhance productivity in an organization by addressing their working environment and treating them as valuable human capital. The key for productivity is the employees, thus HRM practices ensure attraction and retention of talents and the right people are on the right job doing the right things, which helps organizations create competitive advantage. The essay will flow according to the employment cycle, how HR practices in each cycle address to the topic with examples from organizations such as Citibank that are based on my personal experience. ...read more.

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Currently, globalization and changing demographics creates workplace of different generations, nationalities, races, genders, education levels and culture. Organizations should develop a platform that supports global interactions and exchanging information on diverse market, resources, skills and experiences, allowing employees to apply these gained knowledge in work. Workplace that enhances collaboration and teamwork forms comparison, which helps trigger employees? creativity and self-esteem (Dauda & Akingbade 2011). Long-term productivity can therefore be achieved in high trust and commitment workplace. Training Employees build trust in organization based the perceptions of organization?s ability to provide trainings that benefits their career (Vanhala & Ahteela, 2011). On the other hand, organization provides training when they trust employees to have the potential to apply competencies in work. Proper planning in training investment helps organization to ensure the increase productivity benefited and costs are on the same scale (Mudor & Tooksoon 2011). To generate productivity, training objectives have to reflect the organization?s business plan in order to tailor effective trainings. Organization first has to analyze and fills the gap between employees? actual and desired performance with suitable trainings. Objective for training can determine the appropriate training methods such as on-the-job learning, off-the-job learning, seminars, and workshops. Next, each training objective must be delivered to ensure the understanding of how specific training programs help in their career to motivate their learning interest. ...read more.

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Organizations often prepare its employees in evacuations through holding frequent fire drills. Effective safety practices help employees to know how to react in times of danger. CONCLUSION Organizations often over-focused on its business plan and neglect employees? needs, causing high turnover rate. This builds negative trust in the organization and direct and in-direct costs are then lost in the process of replacement. Organizations should align their business objective with HRM practices to shape positive working attitudes in employees and creates a workplace with high trust and productivity. With the process taken in each practice, it gradually leads to high-involvement practice where employees are actively involved in organization?s strategic decisions. The key words emphasized throughout the essay are flexibility, fairness and employees participation. To fully utilized employees? competencies, organizations have to do their part in promoting flexibility. While most organizations view part time work as impractical (Jayandran 2012), other organizations could view the demand of part-timer work as a form of providing flexible working hours which helps increase job satisfaction. A newspaper article reported that flexible working practices increased employees? motivation and energetic level thus generating higher revenue and productivity (Lim 2012). Also, employees? participation encourages them to think innovatively and be involved thus building higher trust level. While there are many other ways to address long-term productivity and mutual respect workplace, but the most basic step is employees have to be treated as organization?s assets. ...read more.

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