The Roles of Human Research Managers

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The roles of HRM (Human Research Managers) Before every company had a human resources department or manager, there was a 'personnel' department that handled such mundane but necessary tasks as payroll and vacation benefits. Now the role of human resources has changed considerably. HR is considered a critical force in enabling the organization to leverage its talents to the maximum degree. As businesses grow more service-oriented in today's competitive economy, HR departments are considered entities that can increase the value of the organization in a positive fashion by improving the quality of employees. "Traditionally, the role of the Human Resource professional in many organizations has been to serve as the systematizing, policing arm of executive management. Their role was more closely aligned with personnel and administration functions that were viewed by the organization as paperwork" (Heathfield 2012). This is no longer the case. The newly important role of HR is immediately apparent in light of the increased importance of recruitment at organizations today. Merely because the economy has made this a 'buyer's market' at many organizations does not mean that organizations can ignore the considerable effort it takes to find the top candidates in their respective fields. Because of scarce resources and the effort that must be expended upon training new employees, it is essential that companies find the right people to do the job. Furthermore, at knowledge-based
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