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Functions of Human Resource Department in an Organization

The main function of personnel or Human Resource Management is the proper utilization of human force to achieve the goals of the organization.

Following are the major functions of HR Department in an Organization โ€“
  1. Maintenance of Proper Organization Structure: For the smooth running of a business organization, there must exists a desirable working relationship among all the members of the organization and this becomes possible only when functions, positions, responsibility and authorities are properly divided and described.
  2. Selection of Proper Personnel: The major function of personnel/Human Resource Management is to recruit/select the most efficient and skilled personnel for proper position. The personnel department supply the most efficient personnel for different department of the organization as a 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 qualification, experience, job responsibilities etc. If the employees are remunerated according to their qualities they will be motivated and organization will be benefited.
  4. Fixation for Training/Promotion: After recruiting the employees and fixating their pay scale, it is the duty of the personnel department for providing proper training to those employees. The personnel department also has to take up the responsibility for proper arrangement for promotion of the employees after their performance appraisal.
  5. Employer and Employee relation or labor relation: The success of a business is fully depended on labor force and this can be achieved with a good labor relation i.e., a peaceful relation between employee and employer. A proper environment will be created with the development of employer and employee relation. Hence, the function of personnel department is to maintain a good relation between employee and employer.
  6. Welfare of the employees: To motivate the employees, every organization should have proper provisions for various types of welfare/recreational activities for employees. The welfare activities includes safety in the factory, provision for medical treatment/medical facilities, retirement benefit, coverage of mediclaim insurance, accidental insurance, bonus, indoor/outdoor games, recreational activities etc.
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