Basic Definitions: ------------------ * HRM is a process consisting of the acquisition, development, motivation and maintenance of Human Resources * Management is the process of effeciently getting activities compeleted with and through other people * Acquisition - Begins with planning. Knowing your goals and how you'll achieve them. Includes estimating: - Demand - Supply and integrating of demand and supply Also includes recruitment, selection, and socialisation of employees. * Development - Has 4 dimensions. 1: Employee development (Skill Development) And changing attitides of workers 2: Management development Is the aquisition and enhancement of of an executives abilities 3: Organisational Development (or the facilitation of system-wide change) 4: Career Development - Continual effort to match long-term individual and organisational needs * Motivation - Recognises every one has individual needs and uses techniques to motivate those accordingly Must look at: alienation, job satisfaction, performance appraisal, techniques for simulating worker performance, linking rewards to performance, compensation to handle problems * Maintenance - Concerned with providing benefits, services and working conditions to keep employees happy so they can keep up their jobs at what they have been employed to do * Job Descriptions - A job description is a written statement of what the job holder does, how it is done and why it is done * Job Specifications - States the minimum acceptable qualifications that the person must possess to do the job successfully * Job Specifications - In addition to providing data for job descriptions and specifications, job analysis is also valuable in providing the information that makes comparison of jobs possible * On-the-Job training - Including job rotation, apprenticeships and job instruction training * Off-the-Job training - Includes lectures, conferences, films, situation exercises and programmed instructions
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