The Respective Roles and Hr and Line Managers in Managing People

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[pic] Courtesy Fotosearch In today’s world there is great focus on human resource management (HRM) and its contribution to the business environment. Humans are the greatest asset to any organization; the basis on which they exist and are able to perform their daily operations. HRM is said to be one of the most resourceful benefits of an organization but at the same time, it’s the easiest to get rid of. With this in mind, this paper will focus on the key points that will be used in making a presentation to a meeting of lime managers to clarify their respective roles in HR and managing people. The paper also articulates the key purposes of Human…show more content…
The HR professional contributes to the organization by continuously evaluating the effectiveness of the HR function. He and/or she also support change in other departments and in job practices. To promote the overall success of the organization, one champions the recognition of the organizational mission, vision, values, goals and objectives. Finally, the HR professional also assists with determining the measures that will inform the organization about how well it is succeeding in all of this. Values of an organization assist in shaping the culture which can be referred to as “that’s the way we do things round here” as defined by Charles Handy (1987); letting the employees know what the organization expects from them. One may wonder where this statement came from, but not only do the HR professionals help in the implementation of these things. As line managers, they also have a great role to play as they help contribute to the organization overall mission, vision, values etcetera by ensuring that the culture within their departments help motivates the employees to give their best and keep in line with the objectives. Thus far we have looked at human resource, human resource management and some of its roles in the organization. It has been said that Human Resource Management can also be performed by line managers, but who are they. As mentioned above, line managers have a huge part to play within the organization, ensuring that their department conforms to
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