Discuss the claim that HRM is central to improving performance and competitive advantage in all modern organization.

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The first way we have to understand what the human resources management is in the modern society. Human resource management (HRM) is a relatively modern label for the range of themes and practices involved in managing people. It is defined and described in a variety of ways. Human resources management includes a variety of activities, and key among them is deciding what staffing needs you have and whether to use independent contractors or hire employees to fill these needs, recruiting and training the best employees, ensuring they are high performers, dealing with performance issues and ensuring your personnel and management practices conform to various regulations. Activities also include managing your approach to employee benefits and compensation, employee records and personnel policies. Usually new business owners have to carry out these activities themselves because they can't yet afford part- or full-time help. However, they should always ensure that employees have and are aware of personnel policies which conform to current regulations.

These policies are often in the form of employee manuals, which all employees have.

Addition, human resources management refers to the activities of the plan, organizing, commanding, controlling and coordination that the respect carry on of obtaining, developing, keeping and utilizing to human resources. According to defining, can come to understand human resources management from two respects

1.To human resources external: accounting to human and material resources changing, carry on appropriate training, organizes and coordinating to human, make they often keep best proportion and organic combination , make person and material resources fully give play to the best effect.

2. To human resources internal: mainly use the modern scientific method, thought of people, people's psychology and behaviors carry on effective management. Make people able to give full play to the initiative, thus achieve the purpose of organizing.

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