Areas of Knowledge of Hrm

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INTRODUCTION

Important changes in the understanding and management of Human Resources have been developed in the past 10 to 15 years. Various researchers, practitioners and policymakers now acknowledge that Human Resources can be conceptualized from a functional perspective and that appropriate interventions involve the development of alternative measures to cope up. It was also noted that the establishment of a conducive working environment for learning and training have served effectively in lowering the prevalence of underachievement among employees. At present, this philosophical shift has extended to various settings, including multinational companies and organizations.

The activities involved in the HRM function are pervasive
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A contract of employment can usually be made in any form, by deed, in writing or by words of mouth.

The contract of employment is governed by the general principles of law of contract.

Essential Features of a contract of Employment

A contract of employment is a written statement, which usually contains the following essential information:

- Identifying the parties.

- Specifying the date when the employment began.

- The scale or rate of remuneration, or method of calculating remuneration.

- The intervals of which remuneration is to be paid e.g. (weekly, monthly).

- Terms and conditions relating to hours of work.

- Any terms and conditions relating to holiday entitlements, including public holidays, holiday pay.

- Details of sick pay (if any) which is payable.

- Details of pension rights (if any).

- The length of notice the employee is obliged to give and entitled to receive to determine the contract.

- The title of the job, which he is employed to do.

- Reference to a document specifying any disciplinary rules applicable to the employee.

Terms and Conditions of Employment

It is to be expected that in any contract there are bound to be terms and conditions under which the contract is to b e performance, otherwise, the parties will be acting in a vacuum. The terms are derived from three main sources: legislation, collective agreement and the