Developing Human Resources
Human resources are the main determinant of a companys’ success. Human resources are the intellectual assets in an organization. Developing human resource entails the improvement of knowledge, skills and the awareness of personnel working within an organization. The process of developing human resource in an organization should be a continuous process. Developing human resource, directly contributes to the performance of an organization. Identifying and defining the companys’ needs enables creation of an effective strategy to address human resource development.
An organization should ensure the successful designing and implementation of an effective human resource policy. This policy should be geared towards addressing issues pertaining to employee recruitment, standardization protocols within the company, promotions as well as employee training (Sims, 2006). Such a policy ensures that employees are constantly being improved as intellectual assets and their productivity is high. Proper recruitment policies ensure that only the most competent staff is hired (Coskun, 2001).
In addition to an effective policy, an organization should also ensure constant and effective training aimed at capacity and capability building. This ensures that the workers competency and effectiveness is increased resulting to better company output. Training employees ensures that the company develops professionals who are competitive in the global business arena. A company should focus on strengthening its training resources. A lot of company resources are required to develop a competent training program. The training programs should be tailor made to suit individual staff(Bohlander & Snell, 2009). This ensures that individual workers are empowered on specific skills. The staff should also be trained on general business principles including logical thinking processes as well as basic business negotiation skills. In-service and external training programs should be used to ensure the development of the most effective staff in the industry. The application of appropriate assessment programs is also necessary to ensure that workers are evaluated using appropriate protocols.
A common problem in organizations is that of migrating staff. Companies are constantly challenged by the problem of investing time and resources in training employees, only to have them move to other competitors. The company should therefore ensure that they have policies which favor staff retention. To ensure that employees are retained, companies should address the workplace environment with regards to health and safety (Coskun, 2001). In addition, motivating staff with performance incentives as well as ensuring promotions are based on merit ensures a better performance output and prevents migration of personnel to other companies. Performance incentives are also effective in ensuring that individual roles are fulfilled (Sims, 2006).
Human resources development can be attained by ensuring that an organization implements and participates in team building activities. This ensures that skills and knowledge are shared within the organization. In addition, human resources development can be attained by initiating counseling and mentorship of colleagues by other more competent colleagues. In cases whereby skills are lacking within a company, the organization should focus on recruiting workers from outside. This also ensures a constant flow of fresh ideas into the company.
In conclusion, the process of developing human resources is crucial in ensuring a companys’ growth. Though it is an expensive and time intensive process, the management should look at human resource development as an investment in the companys’ intellectual assets. The process of human resource development entails the recruitment, training, retention and compensation of the employees. This also involves relevant policy formulation and the creation of an enabling work environment to foster individual and company growth.