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The answer of question 1 a is option ‘5’ that is operational executor as HRM department is ensuring that all important activities of HRM is managed and executed…View the full answer
Transcribed image text: Required information 1. HRM Matters to Everyone HRM Matters to Everyone Companies are realizing more and more that their employees-their human resources-are valuable and rare, and that they cannot easily be imitated or substituted. That's why effective human resource management is critical to an organization's success. Human resources department's responsibilities typically include carrying out administrative services and transactions such as hiring and administering benefits, functioning as business partners by helping the organization find and keep skilled people, and being strategic partners by helping a company gain competitive advantage through its employees In order to carry out these responsibilities, human resource professionals need to develop a number of important skills They must be Credible activists, Cultural and change stewards, talent managers/organizational designers, strategic architects, business allies, and operational executors. Review the section in your text called “Skills of HRM Professionals.” In this activity, you will read a case about an HR professional whose role has changed and broadened, and you will identify the skills she and other human resource professionals use to help their organizations achieve their business goals Read the case below and answer the questions that follow. Gail has been the HR director for a manufacturing company for over fifteen years, and she has seen her role in the organization grow substantially. When she first took the job, the department consisted only of herself and one assistant. Gail's time was primarily spent in recruitment, selection, and hiring, and on the performance management system Currently, Gail has a staff of seven, and they handle those traditional responsibilities in addition to payroll, benefits employee development, and training. She's grateful to have such an excellent staff, because as the company has grown her responsibilities have expanded, as has her influence in the organization. Of course, she still has to make sure all of HR's responsibilities are smoothly and effectively executed! Gail recently sat down with the executive team, including the President, Executive VP, and Controller, to talk about the need for downsizing due to severe economic changes in their area. Gail has been very active in tracking local business trends, and she also understands the specific financial issues that the company faces, so she is just as comfortable talking about critical issues that impact the business as she is comfortable talking about human resources. Because of this, she is able to actively participate in strategic planning, and her candid input is both welcome and useful Some of the specific areas the executive team has asked her to address include coming up with a plan to assist people in adapting to the upcoming changes and making sure that retention strategies are in place to keep and continue to develop top talent