HUMAN RESOURCES PERSPECTIVE - Insights for Today’s Business Leaders
Human resource professionals across various industries work to organize and analyse aspects of employment that deal with elements of human resources that affect employees such as recruitment and selection, remuneration and talent management.
This self-contained book is the first of its kind to explore the different aspects of employment basing on the current trends in the different industries. More
The objective of this book is to provide human resources guidance that will help professionals to make better decisions as they go about their day to day tasks.
This book provides the most needed and useful perspectives on human resources that l have found through my experience as a practitioner and consultant. The book is designed to be a thorough reference for the practitioner. In the current economic environment, organisations must consciously balance their short term strategic concerns with their long term goals. Short term concerns such as low capacity utilisation, slow revenue inflows, retrenchments, setting viable salaries and wages must co-exist with the long term goals such as retaining and engaging the right talent, ensuring pay for performance, and instituting better transparency and governance of rewards at all levels.
The content of this book has evolved over the years from analysing human resources issues for many clients. This book seeks to address the many challenges faced by human resource practitioners in organisations and some of the challenges addressed include remuneration, recruitment and selection as well as managing change.
As you will find in the book that setting human resources strategies that identifies priorities and delivers results for today may be the key challenge for companies. Finding the right direction requires that organisations take a hard look at the myths and realities that prevail in these unprecedented times.
Of concern to many practitioners is also the challenge of implementing strategies. A number of senior managers have been involved in strategy formulation for a while. Unfortunately, that is where it ends; strategy formulation. The real trouble starts when it comes to implementing the agreed plans. There has been a lot of talk at seminars and conferences about the crafting of Human Resource Strategies for the unprecedented times that we are in. This is well and good but crafting strategies without implementation amounts to nothing.
Despite several declarations by senior executives that human resources is their greatest asset, the situation on the ground in most organisations does not portray this scenario.
The quality of people you employ will determine your success in the long term. The survival of any organisation depends on the quality of the people working for it. It is therefore important to get the right people in the first place and then work on developing and retaining them by putting the right training and retention strategies.
Reward and remuneration is another key aspect that human resources professionals need to deal with effectively. You need a transparent and defensible way of setting salaries for your staff. In cases where the positions are not enough to warrant carrying out a job evaluation exercise, always base your salaries on performance rather than what the market is paying.