Human resource management is a vast field often concerned with issues surrounding the proper recruitment, training, hiring, development and performance of individuals in an employer-worker relationship. It encompasses the areas of health care, legal issues, education, engineering, information technology, real estate, management, sales and service and several other special fields. In the last few decades, HRO has developed into a large industry providing employment for many people with a variety of skills and knowledge. Many employees are now trained to multiple positions in different sectors.
As an example, the HR server system receives a signal from the payroll processing application that the subject is eligible for voluntary separation. The system then generates a set of forms that correspond to the eligible conditions on the applicable page of the personnel handbook or equivalent handbook template. The HR server system also receives an indication that the subject has acknowledged in writing that he or she is eligible for this voluntary separation. Once the HR server system receives these indications from all of these systems, it then generates a set of forms that are to be filled out by the subject and submitted to the subject's supervisor or another designated person responsible for making a final decision about the subject's eligibility for separation.
Another important function of human resource management in today's business environment is the identification and assessment of needs of an internal or external organization in which the employee serves a substantial role. In the case of an external organization, the human resource management function may conduct interviews that help the organization assess its needs. At the same time, human resource management may identify skills and talents of employees and develop plans for training or education that will help the organization achieve its goals. The planning could be directed at meeting the skills and talent gaps identified or it could be directed at training programs. In either case, the management of human resources processes that results from the analysis will have significant impact on the productivity, profits, and the quality of the work performed by human resource employees. Therefore, organizations that rely on human resource management and the skills, knowledge, and experience of human resource management employees are going to be much more successful in their business endeavors.