Monday, July 13, 2009

HR: Human Resources Careers

It's typical mindset to think Human Resources is just a department/team in any organization that is known as 'not so important'. At least from my personal experiences with some organizations and even in my university, Human Resources is seen as the first department that should be demolish if its necessary. What do you think?

The new millennium recognizes the importance of human resources personnel in their contribution to supplying the best manpower supply in a thriving industry. Organizations in the business world rely on Human Resources management teams in overseeing business functions such as hiring, training, conducting interviews, relaying of company-related business trends and issues and employees' benefits and the like.

According to Mary Murtha (2006), individuals who work inside this type of industry are tasked to making sure that the provided workforce are adept in their respective business roles and are able to function optimally under any condition.

This type of thinking is oriented among professionals whose function are those of above. They keep the company they are working with able to stay on top despite of existing competition against companies who compete with the same product or services a certain company caters to.

As said by Tan Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz during the 9th Bank Human Resource Conference organised by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) 2008, "development of human capital has to be a constant undertaking in an environment of constant change. As recent as ten years ago, we have seen the economic and financial environment dramatically transformed. There has therefore required a corresponding change in the knowledge, skills, competencies and capabilities that are now required, in particular, by the banking industry, which is a highly knowledge-intensive and skills based industry".

This will require the combined efforts of internal strategies within organizations (banking institution particularly for the above case), that involves a holistic approach that coordinates the strategies for Human Resources management and development reinforced by strategies for organizational development.

By now, how you see Human Resources in your life?
I will continue more with other Human Resources filed on my next post.

Nonahanim: how i miss Intel HRBP team,..

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