Human Resources Management is the means by which an organization utilizes its employees to bring out their maximum potential. This paper's purpose is to enlist the reader in the importance of Human Resources Management and how the many different aspects of HRM work together to reach this objective. While some argue that human resource management is best handled by the inner workings of the company's staff, having an outsourced HRM team insures that every aspect of managing the company's largest asset is addressed. Human resource management is necessary in almost every aspect of a company's organization, but to be effective, utmost importance should be given to ensure fair and equal treatment to its employees. A company's decision to utilize EEO and Affirmative Action is a wise investment in the future of the company. Effective employee relations are the backbone of a successful organization. When employees are treated with fairness and equality they are much more likely to back the company they are working for. .
EEO and Affirmative Action.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) is the right of all persons to work and advance on the basis of merit, ability and potential. Affirmative action is essentially the opposite of negative discrimination. It is the action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination such as minorities and women. The main issues companies face regarding EEO and affirmative action are providing the time, energy and money that is required (Yousseff, 2012, ch.1.5). .
I have learned that as an employee I need to be mindful of the rights that I have regarding fairness and equality. Previously, I use to think of unions as these rioting extremists that were in place only to express the job dissatisfaction of the employees. Now I understand that HR managers work closely with unions to create cooperative strategies to increase positive relations with the unions and therefore the employees.