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Why did you think every manager in an organization is an HR manager?

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ranger1980 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted April 11, 2013 at 9:54 PM via web

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Why did you think every manager in an organization is an HR manager?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 11, 2013 at 10:46 PM (Answer #1)

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In order to understand why this is so, let us look at what “human resource management” is.  The link below tells us that human resource management is

all the activities undertaken by an enterprise to ensure the effective utilization of employees toward the attainment of individual, group, and organizational goals. 

When we look at this definition, we can easily see that all managers are, in effect, human resource managers.

The reason for this is that every manager in a firm is trying to ensure that the firm’s employees will be utilized effectively.  Managers try to put workers in the jobs for which they are best fit.  They try to keep employees motivated so as to ensure that they will work effectively and efficiently.  They try to set up work procedures and other protocols that will use employees most effectively.  Basically, the whole point of a manager is to make things run as smoothly as possible.  Managers want to accomplish this so that they can help teams, individuals, and most of all the firm as a whole reach its goals.

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