What is human resource management?

It is the practice of recruiting, selecting, inducting, managing, developing and training the employees of an organisation so that they positively contribute to the Company’s success and achieves its goals.


What does a human resource manager do?

The HR Manager must mitigate the risks that come with employing people by ensuring compliance with current employment legislation as well as put in processes/initiatives to get the best out of the team and ensure that through their combined efforts, the business achieves its goals.


How accurately can managers plan for future human resources needs?

The best place to start is often the business plan – by assessing where you want to be, it becomes easier to identify the gap both in terms of HR capability and headcount.


What is diversity management in human resource management?

Diversity in the workplace refers to an organisation that intentionally employs a workforce comprised of individuals of varying gender, religion, race, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, education, and other attributes. It is important because you want to ensure that you have a wider pool of resources, skills, and opinions at your disposal. Different genders / cultural backgrounds mean different learning styles, different means of problem-solving, and different perspectives on solutions. Having a workforce that reflects your customer base has many benefits including increased engagement, trust, insight, credibility.


What communication is needed between managers and human resources?

Communication is one of the most important factors of any successful business. There are times when HR are involved to ensure that everyone is on the same page about objectives, direction, and expectations. It means everyone knows where they stand. When it comes to advising Line Managers on concerns regarding conduct or performance, then it is critical that all information is shared openly and honestly, so that full consideration can be given to the issue as even the smallest detail can be relevant and impact the lawfulness of the action taken and risk to the business.


What is disciplinary action?

A disciplinary procedure is a formal way for an employer to deal with an employee’s: unacceptable or improper behaviour (‘misconduct’) or performance (‘capability’). This should include an investigation to gather the facts, a disciplinary hearing where the full facts of the case are reviewed by an independent person and the right of appeal. The outcome of the meeting can result in a number of outcomes/actions – no action (no case to answer), an informal warning, or a formal warning with a variety of levels depending on the seriousness of the matter under review.


How long is maternity leave?

A pregnant employee is entitled to 52 weeks (1 year) of maternity leave, no matter how long they’ve worked for you. This is made up of 26 weeks of ordinary maternity leave and 26 weeks of additional maternity leave.


How do hr activities support an organisation’s strategy?

The employees within an organisation serve as a real point of differentiation to secure competitive advantage particularly when they are highly skilled, know what is expected of them and are empowered to deliver results. HR serves to provide the infrastructure and support to make this happen.