Understanding Human Resource Management

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Human Resource Management Reflective Paper
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BUS 303: Human Resources Management
Farrell Martin

Human Resource Management Reflective Paper I strongly believe Human Resource Management is the most appropriate name for the position. It points out the importance of the most valuable resource an organization has, its people, and identifies programs to ensure its most valuable resource is taken care of so the organization can attain its strategic goals and objectives! Human resource management has been called a number of different names in recent history as the duties have grown and matured into the position it is today. Since human resource management was recognized as an independent and important
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Youssef describes five common selection methods; resumes and application forms, testing, interviews, reference checks, and honesty tests, medical exams and drug testing. (Youssef, 2012). Two of the most popular methods used in selection are resumes and application forms, and interviews. With application forms they assist in gathering basic information about a potential employee such as contact information, work experience, education, in addition to the applicants’ signature validating the information is true and accurate. Resumes are controlled by the potential employee and may not be completely accurate. Resumes do provide a great method for obtaining large sums of information and a creating a large pool of potential candidates with the basic requirements for the position. Resumes have become an essential "filter" to trim the pool of candidates to a manageable number. With Resumes and application forms the process could theoretically only be a paper or electronic review without ever meeting with the applicant. With interviews they are normally conducted face to face or in certain circumstances by telephone or over the internet in a streaming video chat. The interview can evaluate the potential employees’ communications skills, interpersonal skills and his or her technical experience and knowledge. This, according to Youssef, is one of the most commonly used selection tools in employment. (Youssef,
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