Objectives of Human Resource Management
The main objective of Personnel or Human Resource Management is the proper utilization of human force to achieve the goals of the organisation. Following are the major objectives of Personnel or Human Resource Management.
1. Maintenance of proper Organisation structure
For the smooth running of a business organisation, there must exist a desirable working relationship among all the organisation’s members. This becomes possible only when functions, positions, responsibilities and authorities are properly divided and described.
2. Selection of Proper Personnel
The primary function of personnel / Human Resource Management is to recruit/select the most efficient and skilled personnel for the proper position. The personnel department supplies the most efficient personnel for different departments of the organisation as and when required.
3. Determination of scale of pay
The personnel department will determine the pay structure for the employees so selected by them considering their qualifications, experience, job responsibilities etc. Employees will be more motivated if their pay reflects their abilities, and the business will gain from this.
4. Fixation for Training/Promotion
After recruiting the employees and fixating their pay scale, the personnel department must provide proper training to those employees. The obligation for making the appropriate preparations for employee promotions following performance reviews falls under the purview of the personnel department.
5. Employer and Employee relation or labour relation
The success of a business is fully dependent on the labour force and this can be achieved with a good labour relation i.e., a peaceful relationship between employee and employer. A proper environment will be created with the development of employer and employee relations.
Hence, the function of the personnel department is to maintain a good relationship between employer and employee.
6. Welfare of the employees
To motivate the employees, every organisation should have proper provisions for various types of welfare / recreational activities for employees. The welfare activities include safety in the factory, provision for medical treatment / medical facilities, retirement benefits, coverage of Mediclaim insurance, accidental insurance, bonus, indoor/outdoor games, recreational activities etc.
Hence the function of the personnel department is to promote/organize and conduct the above welfare / recreational activities.