The paper "Human Resource Management in European Countries" is a great example of an assignment on human resources. This assignment is designed to develop analytical skills, which link theoretical material, and a practitioner’ s perspective in managing HR. Students are expected to critically evaluate an HRM activity or function and to make specific recommendations for improvement. The assignment consists of 2 parts: (A) Individual research, which describes relevant aspects of the case and (B) an individual analysis wherein the analysis and recommendations for improvement are developed Objectives Part A: Individual Research Description Clarity of description of the: Organization’ s background & HRM function Selected HRM activity Outline of the research process Part B: Individual Analysis Use of literature and research findings to: Use and critically evaluate appropriate HRM literature Apply HRM literature to organizational problem/issue Analyze organizational data collected and link to data Make appropriate recommendations for the organization given data analysis and literature Appropriate use of referencing, presentation, and clarity INTRODUCTION The development of human resources is essential for any organization that would like to be dynamic and growth-oriented.
Unlike other resources, human resources have rather unlimited potential capabilities. The potential can be used only by creating a climate that can continuously identify, bring to the surface, nurture, and use the capabilities of people.
Human Resources Development Systems aim at creating such a climate. For convenience management scientists have categorized the competency requirements in organizational life into four categories— Technical Management Human and Conceptual. Educational psychologists further differentiate knowledge attitudes and skill components in each of these categories. Of these, knowledge components are developed with relative ease in classroom settings and with good reading habits. Attitudes and skills can be developed and strengthened mostly on the job. Mechanisms like performance appraisal, interpersonal feedback, counseling, potential development, career planning and development, organizational development, autonomous workgroups, job-enrichment and training aim at developing such competencies in the employees Kramar, R.
McGraw, P. and Schuler, R. (1997) Human Resource Management in Australia, Melbourne: Addison-Wesley Longman. Part A: Individual Research Description Despite the obvious success of my company KRV Associates, over recent years the Managing Director is concerned with what she perceives to be differences between outlets in different parts of the country.
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