Who are line managers? Role of line managers

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Who are line managers? Line managers play an important role in organisations. They are those managers to whom individuals or teams directly report and who have responsibility to a higher level of management for those individuals or teams (University of Southampton, 2014). They have responsibility for directly managing individual employees or teams. In turn, they report to a higher level of management on the performance and well-being of the employees or teams they manage (CIPD, 2014).  They are also sometimes called ‘front-line managers’. Role of line managers Line managers carry […]

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What is human resource planning?

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  Human resource planning is one of the main functions of human resource management. It is known as HR Planning in short. It can be defined ‘as a strategy for the acquisition, utilisation, improvement, and retention of the human resources required by the enterprise in pursuit of its objectives’ (BPP Learning Media, 2010, p.40). HR Planning is a process. Traditionally, HR planning was known as manpower planning. According to BPP Learning Media (2010), traditional manpower model has three stages as follows: Forecasting demand for specific skills and competencies in an […]

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Differences between recruitment and selection

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Last updated August 2016 Recruitment and selection are two important functions in human resource planning. Organisations need people to run their functions on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes, it may be necessary for organisations to take more people on board. This is where the issue of recruitment and selection becomes very relevant. Definition of recruitment and selection Recruitment is a campaign of two main functions i.e. recruitment and selection. According to Rees & French (2010) recruitment is the process of generating a pool of capable people to apply for employment to […]

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Functions of human resource management

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Last updated June 2016 Human resource management has a number of functions. According to BPP Learning Media (2010), there are eight functions of human resource of management namely, organisation, human resource planning and resourcing, performance Management, reward management, human resource development, health, safety and welfare, employee relations & HR services. Organisation It includes organisational design, organisational development, job design & flexible working. Organisational design is about developing appropriate structures and culture for organisations. Job design deals with areas such as job analysis, job description, and job specification. Human resource planning […]

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Human resource management – definition and importance

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Human Resource Management (HRM) is about managing human resources in an organisation. Human resources need to be managed appropriately. As a subject of academic studies, HRM emphasises on a number of issues such as organisational design, human resource planning, performance management, employee relations and HR services. Definition of Human Resource Management Human Resource Management refers a ‘strategic approach to managing employment relations which emphasises that leveraging people’s capabilities is critical to achieving sustainable competitive advantage, this being achieved through a distinctive set of integrated employment policies, programmes and practices’ (Bratton […]

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