Contemporary HRM Practices (MHRM-6605-1)

All organizations strive to maintain positive employee relations.  Communications is a contemporary Human Resource Management (HRM) practice that can help organizations achieve a competitive advantage.  Organizations can retain top talent by allowing them to be part of the communication process. Communication is an important HRM practice that aligns with organizational goals.  Communication is also a cheap way to build positive relations with employees.  Effective communication allows employees to feel connected and committed to the organization.  The following are tips for improving or establishing positive communication (Foster Positive Employee Relations Using Communication Best Practices): Conduct a communications audit. A communication audit … Continue reading Contemporary HRM Practices (MHRM-6605-1)

MHRM-6605-1 (Strategic Human Resource Mgmt.)

The goal of the Human Resources (HR) department is to align their goals with the strategic goals of the organization.  The HR department strives to have all programs and proposals that they implement or present to management to be effective.  When HR effectively manages HR assets it adds value to the organization therefore contributing to the competitive advantage of the organization.  But what happens when HR realizes that the programs or proposals they are implementing or proposing does not align with the strategic values of the organization and are ineffective? Human Resources departments have fought hard to become a strategic … Continue reading MHRM-6605-1 (Strategic Human Resource Mgmt.)

MHRM-6600-Week 6

The 360-degree feedback evaluation analyzes an individual’s performance from other individuals in the organization such as: supervisors, peers, customers and subordinates.  The article Keeping the Right People explains, “360-degree feedback, also known as ‘multi-rater feedback’, is employee development feedback that comes from colleagues, peers and managers in the organization, as well as self-assessment, and sometimes sources such as clients, volunteers or other stakeholders.”   The feedback from all of these individuals is used to evaluate and develop the employee.  According to the book Performance Management, “The 360-degree feedback system is most helpful when it is used for developmental purposes only and … Continue reading MHRM-6600-Week 6

MHRM 6600-Week 2

Working with teams can be challenging.  While pursuing my bachelors degree many of the courses required working in teams.  I dreaded working on team projects.  It’s not that I’m not a team player but everyone on the team is not a team player.  Working with teams have advantages and disadvantages. Some of the advantages are:  you can build relationships with others, increased productivity, better communication, variety of skills and the ability to motivate others.  Some of the disadvantages are:  everyone does not contribute, conflicts within the group, and productivity.  When performing work as an individual you don’t have to rely … Continue reading MHRM 6600-Week 2