Human resource management

Description

The function in an organisation concerned with the recruitment of employees and the optimisation of employee performance.

Alternative labels

human resources management
human resource control
human resource supervision
HR
HR management
HRM
human resource administration

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Human resource management is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Recruitment consultant: Recruitment consultants provide the suitable candidates to employers according to the specific job profile requested. They perform testing and interviewing with job seekers, shortlist few candidates to present to the employers and match candidates to appropriate jobs. Recruitment consultants maintain relationships with employers to offer their services on a more long-term basis.
Occupational analyst: Occupational analysts collect and analyse occupational information within one field or company in order to make recommendations for reducing costs and general business improvements. They provide technical assistance to employers in dealing with problematic staff recruitment and development and with staff restructuring. Occupational analysts study and write job descriptions and prepare occupational classification systems.
Equality and inclusion manager: Equality and inclusion managers develop policies to improve affirmative action, diversity and equality matters. They inform staff in corporations on the importance of the policies, and implementation and advise senior staff on corporate climate. They also perform guidance and support duties for employees.
Human resources manager: Human resources managers plan, design and implement processes related to the human capital of companies. They develop programs for recruiting, interviewing, and selecting employees based on a previous assessment of the profile and skills required in the company. Moreover, they manage compensation and development programs for the company’s employees comprising trainings, skill assessment and yearly evaluations, promotion, expat programs, and general assurance of the well-being of the employees in the workplace.

Optional knowledge

Human resource management is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Corporate trainer: Corporate trainers train, coach, and guide employees of a company to teach and improve their skills, competences and knowledge in accordance with the needs of the company. They develop the existing potential of the employees to increase their efficiency, motivation, job satisfaction, and employability.
Relocation officer: Relocation officers help businesses and organisations with the move of employees. They plan the whole move. Relocation officers advise on real estate. They plan moving services and look after the general well-being of the employees and their family.
Business lecturer: Business lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, business, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants
for the preparation of lectures and of exams, grading papers and exams and leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their field of business, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.
University department head: University department heads lead and manage the department of their discipline in which they are academic leaders and work with the faculty dean and other heads of department to deliver the agreed faculty and university strategic objectives. They develop and support academic leadership in their department, and lead entrepreneurial activity for income-generating purposes as they promote the reputation and interests of their department within the university and to a wider community in their field.
Business administration vocational teacher: Business administration vocational teachers for business administration instruct students in their specialised field of study, business administration, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master for a business administration-related profession, such as accountant or banker. Business administration vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of business administration through assignments, tests and examinations.
Employment agent: Employment agents work for employment services and agencies. They match job seekers with advertised job vacancies and provide advice on job search activities.
Business manager: Business managers are responsible for setting the objectives of the business unit of a company, creating a plan for the operations, and facilitating the achievement of the objectives and implementation of the plan together with employees of the segment and stakeholders. They keep an overview of the business, understand detailed information of the business unit and support the department, and make decisions based on the information at hand.
Business consultant: Business consultants analyse the position, structure and processes of businesses and companies and offer services or advice to improve them. They research and identify business processes such as financial inefficiencies or employee management and devise strategical plans to overcome these difficulties. They work in external consulting firms where they provide an objective view on a business and or company’s structure and methodological processes.
Department manager: Department managers are responsible for the operations of a certain division or department of a company. They ensure objectives and goals are reached and manage employees.
Resource manager: Resource managers manage resources for all potential and assigned projects. They liaise with the different departments to see that all various resources are met, in a timely manner, and communicate any resourcing issues that may impact scheduled deadlines.
Corporate training manager: Corporate training managers coordinate all the training activities and development programmes in a company. They also design and develop new training modules and supervise all the activities related to the planning and delivery of these programmes.
Supply chain manager: Supply chain managers plan, manage and coordinate all activities related to the sourcing and procurement of supplies needed to run manufacturing operations from the acquisition of raw materials to the distribution of finished products. The supplies can be raw materials or finished products, and it can be for internal or external use. Moreover, they plan and commission all the activities needed to be performed in manufacturing plants and adjust operations to changing levels of demand for a company’s products.
Pension scheme manager: Pension scheme managers coordinate pension schemes in order to provide benefits in retirement to individuals or organisations. They ensure the daily deployment of the pension fund and define the strategic policy for developing new pension packages.
Human resources officer: Human resources officers develop and implement strategies that help their employers select and retain appropriately qualified staff within that business sector. They recruit staff, prepare job advertisements, interview and short-list people, negotiate with employment agencies, and set up working conditions. Human resources officers also administer the payroll, review salaries and advise on remuneration benefits and employment law. They arrange for training opportunities to enhance employees’ performance.
Human resources assistant: Human resources assistants provide support in all the processes and efforts carried by human resources managers. They help in the preparation of recruitment processes by scanning CVs and narrowing the selection to the most suitable candidates. They perform administrative tasks, prepare communications and letters, and perform the tabulation of the surveys and assessments carried out by the department.

 


 

References

  1. Human resource management – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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