The Making of a Human Resources Department Essay

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Serving as a Human Resources Manager for a rapidly growing organization in Southern California often proves to be both challenging and rewarding. The organization I happily work for, New American Funding (NAF) is one of the nation’s leading mortgage bankers. Coming into this organization, I had spent time working in Human Resources Management roles, but in all fairness, nothing could have prepared me for the role with NAF.
When I was interviewed for the role as human resources manager, I was lead to believe by a rather persuasive recruiter that there were nearly 200 employees and the company was looking to double in the next year or two. I was nervous to develop a role in a company that was already this large where I would be managing the department. I had worked in large companies, but my role as a human resources manager had been with a company with only 100 employees. This was going to be a challenge, and I was a little nervous. The role of human resources management was not foreign to me. As the text describes HRM encompasses, “the policies, practices, and systems that influence employees’ behavior, attitudes, and performance,” (page 3) (Noe, R. A., Hollenbeck, J. R., Gehat, B., & Wright, P. M. (2014). I felt very comfortable with the role of human resources manager with NAF and was interested in pursuing the hiring process.
When we spoke of the role and what it entailed, I was informed that the role was ultimately new and that it would be up to me to develop the…