What is HR Professionalism?

In order to understand what HR professionalism is we first have to break down what it means to be a professional. The term professional could be an individual who is a qualified member of a professional body, someone who continuously updates their knowledge, is competent, and uses their skills in practice. Professionalism could be interpreted as the use of specialist knowledge necessary to perform a particular type of work or role. Professionals are associated with increased training, the development of professional knowledge standards, and a requirement to update this knowledge.

One way the CIPD (The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) measures professionalism is through their code of conduct which can be broken down into 4 sections as shown below:

  1. Professional Competence and Behaviour
  2. Ethical Standards and Integrity
  3. Representative of the Profession
  4. Stewardship.
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The Alignment of Compensation and Business Strategies

Compensation is a key element in the success of any business. Although compensation plans were not always seen as a strategic business initiative, their huge impact on a company’s bottom line, recruiting, retaining and motivating people has led to compensation design being considered an important element to achieving success.

Compensation and Business Strategies Alignment

It is essential that a fair, competitive and attractive compensation plan is created in order to ensure the future success of the company. If the compensation plan is carried out properly it can improve organisational effectiveness, support human capital requirements of a business, and motivate and reward achievement of key corporate strategic and financial goals.… Read the rest

Human Resource Management (HRM) in a Global Environment

As the organizations continue to grow globally at a rapid pace, nations are increasingly permeable to the international exchange of knowledge, capital, goods and services, giving rise to more complexities and uncertainties. Intensified rate of globalization is evident from the changing trends in foreign direct investment which is increasingly indicating a shift toward developing economies like China and India. Growing internationalization is breaking down organizational and geographical boundaries with business processes and structures undergoing complete transformation. This has brought the role of human resources to the fore as the competitiveness of these organizations is contingent on their ability to adapt and design human resource strategies that can sustain global nuances and dynamics.… Read the rest

Adoption of Strategic Human Resource Development (SHRD) Practices in Organizations

Management requires that all organizations and businesses get the available resources together to enable them to accomplish their goals, objectives, and aims effectively and efficiently. This means that there must be the act of planning, staffing, controlling, and directing the organization’s manpower for the realization of these purposes as set by the organization. The act of developing human resources is cited as an opportunity through which the employees can develop their own personal skills and other organizational skills needed for the successful operation of the business. Strategic Human Resource Development (SHRD) is the linkage between the strategic goals and objects with the resources available in the organization.… Read the rest

Reprimands in the Workplace

Reprimanding is a form of punishment which is can be used in decreasing problematic behaviors. It simply means to be scolded, yelled at, and bawled out or to be chastised verbally for exhibiting unwanted target behavior. Reprimands are useful when a person is engaging in mannerisms that call for immediate action because maybe it is harmful to others, self, or to property. Reprimands should be explicitly and selectively used in response to particular mannerisms or behaviors. They should also be inclusive of a statement of the required behavior which of course is the opposite of inappropriate behavior. For the reprimands to be effective the user must be specific.… Read the rest

How to Improve Your Recruitment Process

Systematic Hiring Program

The challenges that are faced during the recruitment process can be solved by having a recruitment strategy and framework that the HR follows. The frame should be well programmed to incorporate all the key factors that are necessary for the recruitment process. This framework should lead the recruiter expressing themselves to the job candidates in the best way possible while collecting enough and accurate data from the job seeker. The framework should ensure the recruitment process is systematic, and it follows a certain order. Successful recruitment depends on how the recruiter is prepared, how they carry the process the kind of job seeker attends the interview, and how the screening of these candidates are taken.… Read the rest