ANSWERS to the essential terms for understanding Human Resources!

What is a Human Resources Management?

Human Resource Management is the organizational function that deals with issues related to people such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, employee motivation, communication, administration, and training.

Human Resources Management is the process to ensure the proper utilization of the manpower by Recruitment & Selection, Training Development, Motivation and Maintenance.

What are the Functions of Human Resources Management?

The functions of human resources are job analysis, organizational design, performance management, training and development, compensation and benefits, the regulatory environment, and organizational development.

What is Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)?

The employment system where no persons are excluded from consideration for employment, promotion, or other benefits of employment because of their race, national origin, color, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran (expertise) status.

What is Employee Relations?

Employee Relations involves the body of work concerned with maintaining employer-employee relationships that contribute to satisfactory productivity, motivation, and morale.   Essentially, Employee Relations is concerned with preventing and resolving problems involving individuals which arise out of or affect work situations.

What is Management by objective (MBO)?

MBO is a process in which managers and their employees jointly set objectives for the employee, periodically evaluate the performance, and reward according to the results: employee recognition program, employee involvement program, variable pay program, skill base pay plan.

What is the motivation?

Motivation is a human psychological characteristic that contributes to a person’s degree of commitment. It includes the factors that cause, channel and sustain human behavior in a particular committed direction.

How to motivate employees?

Managers can motivate employees by setting in motion the three conditions First, help employees develop the confidence needed to get the job done. Second, be sure employees trust you to give them what their performance deserves. Third, make it possible for employees to find satisfaction in their jobs.

 For confidence concerns, ask the employee:

* Do you know what is expected?

* Do you think what’s expected is attainable?

* Can you do what is being asked of you and can you do it on time?

For trust concerns, ask the employee:

* Do you know what is being offered for good performance?

* In your opinion, have we come through on our promises in the past?

* Do you expect to get what is offered?

* What do you expect to get if you do a good job?

* What do you expect to happen if you perform poorly?

Finally, to unearth motivation problems related to satisfaction, ask the employee:

* What would be satisfying to you?

* Is the work meaningful to you?

* Is there anything you don’t want?

* Do you want the things being offered?

* Do you want something that is not being offered?

Motivational Tools; Empowerment, Creativity & innovation, Learning, Quality of life, Monetary incentives, Other incentives!!

Human resource is the most important resource, and not only in a business environment , but in everyday situation. It is   absurd that some employers paying more attention to their  expensive cars  than employees.
There was one man, long time ago, he was not a manager, a CEO, tycoon he was a KING. The King Leonidas that died with his 300 warriors fighting against 300.000 foreign invaders and mercenaries who fight for another king, Xerxes I of Persia. He was a very brutal man did not respect and love anything but himself.
In battle  at Thermopylae Persians lost 20.000 men, on other side Sparta 300 among them was Lonidas, a man who was a leader, who loved his country, respect his  people.
He was the Best man, the Leader!
History remembers and always will remember Leonidas!
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R.S.

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