HRM Learning Intentions

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Human resource management is the effective management of the formal relationship between the employer and the employee.
The main functions of staffing are to attract and acquire, train and develop, reward, maintain, and separate the people needed to achieve the business’s goals.
Human resource planning involves developing strategies to meet the business’s future staffing needs.
A job analysis is a systematic study of each employee’s duties, tasks and work environment. It comprises a job description and job specification.
A job description the list of duties and responsibilities of a job
A job specification is a description of what skills and qualification are necessary for a job
Recruitment involves finding and attracting the right people to apply for a job vacancy.
 A business can recruit from staff within the business or seek new applicants from outside sources.
Employee selection is the means by which the employer chooses the most suitable applicant for the vacancy.
Training provides employees with the right knowledge and skills to perform their job effectively and efficiently.
Training should be viewed as an investment in the human capital of the business.
Strategies to train employees are the use of buddies, training courses, accredited courses, professional learning days and seminars, on the job training
Benefits of training for employees are improved promotion, improved job satisfaction, chance to continue learning, improved skills and qualifications.
Benefits of training for employers are increased productivity and motivation, reduced waste, lower staff turnover, and a higher skilled and flexible workforce.
The maintenance element of the employment cycle is the provision of working conditions to encourage employees to remain with the business.
 A business can offer a range of monetary and non-monetary benefits as compensation for their labour.
I can name 3 non monetary benefits like promotion pathways, challenging work, recognition, responsibility, interesting work, performance feedback, fair treatment, career security and opportunities for learning.
I can name 3 monetary benefits like allowances, childcare, staff discounts, superannuation, flexible working hours and medical insurance.
Performance Appraisal of employees is part of performance management.  Job design, recruiting the best staff, training and development and rewards are all features of performance management.
The final stage in the employment cycle is the ‘separation stage’, in which employees leave the workplace on a voluntary or involuntary basis.
Voluntary separation occurs when an employee decides to give up full-time or part-time work and includes retirement, ,resignation and redundancy.
Involuntary separation occurs when an employee is asked to leave the business against their will and includes, retrenchment, dismissal and redundancy.
Unfair dismissal occurs when an employer dismisses an employee for discriminatory reasons.
There are three different types of employment contract: award, enterprise agreement ,common law
The National Employment Standards are a set of minimum employment conditions employees are entitled to.
The employment contract outlines the rights and responsibilities of the employer and the employee.
Rights and responsibilities of employers are to provide meaningful work, provide a safe workplace
Rights and responsibilities of employees are work in a safe environment, 
One of the most important pieces of legislation relating to employment arrangements is the Australian government’s Fair Work Act 2009
Businesses need to be aware of their legal responsibilities when employing staff, especially concerning discrimination and equal employment opportunities, and occupational health and safety
Employers strive hard to motivate employees, to improve productivity,and to minimise staff turnover.
Strategies to improve productivity are
Strategies to minimise staff turnover are
Strategies to motivate employees are
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