Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the term used to describe formal systems devised for the management of people within an organisation. Human resource systems are comprised of three elements:

  1. Transactional services – these include payroll, maintaining essential HR information systems and other essential employee services such as the administration of entitlements. Transactional services concern themselves with the day-today mechanics of keeping an organisation running and involves a series of repetitive, administrative tasks;
  2. Traditional services – these include recruitment and selection, policies and procedures, staff training and development, performance appraisal, performance management, remuneration and employee relations. Like transactional services, these too are routine day-today tasks of an administrative and repetitive nature required to keep an organisation running; and
  3. Transformational services – includes change management, organisational culture, leadership and organisational development. Transformational services take a step back from the routine of (1) and 2) above and focuses on strategies that align HR management with an organisation’s goals. Transformational HR expands on the Traditional HR role into the arena of management and thereby becoming a tool to develop business interests and growth.

The HRM system is devised to manage people within an organisation to effectively deliver on these three elements.

On a broader level, human resource management is about recruiting, developing and retaining employees so that they become more valuable to an organisation. This is done through activities such as job analysis, manpower planning, recruiting the right people for the job, properly inducting new employees, providing timely and suitable training and development opportunities, regular performance reviews and appraisals, adequate employee rewards systems, effective dispute resolution as well as timely and open communication across all levels of the organisation that impact employee welfare and employee relations. In return, the organisation will see better retention rates as well as motivated and productive employees that contribute significantly to the bottom line.

Each business works towards the realisation of their vision and vision. The first step in meeting that is by ensuring that you have the right people in place. This means recruiting, selecting, hiring, inducting, training, engaging, managing and promoting the right employees.

LM HR Consulting will work with you from recruitment to separation, all the while providing you advice and support to grow your most valuable resource – your employees.

For more information, please enquire at email: lauren@lmhr.com.au or call 0400 225 499.