Effective management of human resources contributes to mission accomplishment and vision achievement. Given that a vision is the future preferred status for an organization, it is critical to align people with the processes and resources necessary to propel the organization forward. As easy as this may seem to the uninformed, there are many challenges as pressure is applied to consistently reduce costs while delivering superior goods and or services.
Whether you are part of a small entrepreneurial start up, a civil servant with a mature and large government entity, or a volunteer for a non-profit organization, someone is fulfilling the role of HR oversight. No matter what type of organization you are working for the HR functions typically associated with building human capital are: analysis and design of work, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations, personnel policies, compliance with laws, and strategies for supporting the mission.
This assignment is designed to integrate the reflection of personal experience, and the information covered in the textbook. Assuming you are Juanita, answer the following questions:
- How can human resource management strategically contribute to the organization’s mission and vision on a daily basis?
- What skills might Juanita have to develop to better fulfill her role?
- How might Juanita engage line managers to become more involved in what has traditionally been HR’s function in this organization? Why?
- Which aspects of human resource management would she want to entrust to specialists? Why?