Human Resource Management : Human Resources

925 Words Sep 4th, 2015 4 Pages
If you were to ask any human resources professional what their responsible functions were you would receive many different responses based on their department. “No two human resources departments have precisely the same roles because of differences in organization sizes and characteristics of the workforce, the industry, and management values.” (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhard, Wright, 2016). Even though the roles in the departments are different, the functions that human resources are supportive of remain the same. Those functions are: human resources planning, employee relations, training and development, recruitment and selection, performance management and employment compensation. (Noe, Hollenbeck, Gerhard, Wright, 2016). Each of these functions plays an important part of employee satisfaction, which is an issue many human resource executives work on throughout their day.
Human resource executives strive to align the company’s key results with the functions they are responsible for by using strategic and tactical programs. This is done in a variety of ways based on the organization. One method is through employee surveys, asking one basic question: would you recommend the company to others as a great place to work? This one simple but effective statement can help shape the programs and initiatives for years to come. From this statement the company can calculate their employer promoter score, which the HR executive uses to plan programs, new policies and procedures and…
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