Hr Activities

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The HR activities of the organization is vast. The activities can be listed out as

1. General Administration of the employees.

3. Recruitment and selection.
4. Payroll and compensation.
5. Induction and training.
6. Performance appraisal.

10. Preparing HR Budget.
11. Periodical review of the employees and implementing strategies leading to Employee satisfaction.

Positive aspects of Roles and Functions of the Human Resource Department
Recruitment of Employees
This is one of the most fundamental roles of the HR department. This is because this function ensures that the Company under consideration selects the most skilful and competent person from a sea of applicants at that time. This function involves evaluation of ability
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The Department must ensure that staff members are not too many because if they exceed this amount, then the organisation stands too lose. It must plan adequately to ensure that staff members are not too few either, otherwise they will be overworking those who are already in place. Consequently, there will be poor motivation resulting from fatigue.
The HR department is also bestowed with the responsibility of planning future organisational goal in relation to people or clarifying these same goals to staff members. This function of the department ensures that people in the organisation have a general direction which they are working towards. Organisations that have a clear direction are always more effective; those members of staff will be more result oriented rather than just working for the sake of it. The Department is also responsible for setting day to day objectives necessary for streamlining activities within the organisation and thus ensuring that work is not just done haphazardly. (Hyde, 2004)
Negative Aspects of Functions and Roles of the Human Resource Department
There are a number of problems that arise as the department goes about its activities
Problems in Recruitment
The department may sometimes be unable to adequately coordinate and incorporate all the employees needed in the Company’s operations. One such example is the NHS. In the year 2004,the organisation was found to be wanting in its human resource department’s
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