Definition of Human Resources Management

What is Management?
Management has been defined by various authors/ authorities in various ways. So, the definitions of management are numerous. A few often-quoted definitions are:

“ The process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling the work to reach stated organizational goals (James A. F. Stoner, et. al., 1997).”

“ The process of planning, organizing, leading and controlling the work to an organization’s human, financial, physical, and information resources to achieve organizational goals in an efficient and effective manner”(Griffin, 1984).

All these definitions put emphasis on the attainment of organizational goals for the best use of organization’s resources. Many of us are act to define management as “ getting things done through other people in an efficient manner.” The most acceptable definition of management could be the act of “designing and maintaining an environment in which individuals, working together in group, efficiently accomplish selected aims.”

Now let us move from the broad topic of management to the more specific topic of human resource management.

What is Human Resource Management
HRM is the part of the organization that is concerned with the ‘people’ dimension. HRM deals with human relations of an organization starting from recruitment to Labor relation. HRM is concerned with the people dimension of management. It is a process of acquisition, development, motivation, and maintenance of human resources of an organization.

HRM is a part of General Management that deals with the human aspect.

Many authors defines it is different manner. Some of them are quoted below:

According to M.J. Jucious, “The field of HRM involves Planning, Organization, Directing and Controlling functions of procuring, developing, maintaining and utilizing a labor force.”

According to Dale Yoder, “HRM is the provision of leadership and direction of people in their working or employment relationship.”

According to Mathis and Jackson, “HRM is the effective use of Human resources in and organization through the management of people related activities.”

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