Functions of Human Resource Department Essay

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Functions of Human Resource Department

One of the main functions of Human Resource Department is training and development beside recruitment, selection and placement. It isn’t enough to recruit employees into the skills or knowledge they currently posses, but rather for their ability to learn and adapt through training as conditions change or business needs.

Employees are very important resources where some organizations assign huge budget to train them. However, this budget is taken out when organizations have financial problems. Here comes HR role to lighten top management that Training and Developing strategy is a vital investment to show commitment and ensure competency of employees’.
Pfeffer references growing evidence
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May be because we don’t have labour unions that present this voice as in USA or Europe. Also UAE labour doesn’t have rules to force organizations to do so. “ The unions and government were united in seeing the need to promote learning to improve competitiveness, but also in recognising the role of lifelong learning as a citizenship issue” (Marchington & Wilkinson 2002, p.365).
Marchington & Wilkinson have an example of Learning Service funded by
European Social Fund (ESF) that aims to create a learning culture in every workplace and for every worker to be a lifelong learner (2002,
p.366). On other hand, In UAE we have Tanmia which is a national program to develop and train UAE nationals to increase employability.

Lifelong learning is a new concept to HR and it is more related to personal development rather then job or company learning.

The company we’ll investigate its committed to develop its people in order to achieve its aims and objectives.

Policy Analysis


Tawteen is a training and recruitment company for UAE Nationals.
It has several departments like Customer Service, Sales
Department, Operations and Training Department. Operations and
Training Department is headed by one manager (Line Manager) who supervises a group of trainers’ or instructors’. Tawteen is conducting several courses e.g. Networking courses, Computer Graphics courses and
Marketing Executive