1. As you think of the goals of human resources in a company with 500
employees, who would you say is responsible for human resources
management? Why and how.
is responsible for human resource management depends on the size of the
organization. If an organization is small, then generally line managers are
responsible for the human resource functions. Small business or franchise that
stands on its own, require general manager or owner to be accountable for the
functionality of human resources. Large Organizations requires to have a
separate HR department.
Well if a company has 500 employees then it requires a separate Human
Resource Department and indeed specialization subunits is required. Company may
have separate department to handle wages and salaries, labor relations, training
and development, and recruiting and selection.
2. Do you think some human resource goals are more
important than others? Explain why.
No, I don’t believe that any specific human resource
management goal is important as compared to other. All goals are equally important
to the growth and play necessary roles for the success of any organization.
Each goal is mutually dependent on each other. All four goals are needed to
facilitate company’s purpose.
I think if a HR Manager felt that a
goal is more important than other, then this would begin to hamper the organizations
purpose and reduce their competitiveness in market.
3. Go online and find a human resource manual or use your
own company’s. Identify/discuss two sections that you feel become
increasingly complicated as a company grows.
I analyzed human resource manual of Apple Company. Following
are two sections I feels become increasingly complicated as a company grows:
A. Communication: As the company grows the
effective communication becomes challenging. So, leader need to make sure to collect
consistent feedback from their team. One easy solution to overcome the barrier
of communication can be to hold regular one-on-one meetings with employees, identify
and reward contributions, and have clarity on what is good and bad.
B. Healthy and Empowering Culture: Maintaining
healthy and empowering culture in also one big challenge when company grows. Leaders
should follow Transformational Leadership Style. This style is leadership by
example. Followers learn from leader’s behavior. They see hard work and concern
from their leaders and learn to perform beyond their expectations. Leaders should
invest their time in knowing their employees, this can be done during group
lunch or organizational social gatherings.