Nature of Personnel Management

Personnel management is the obtaining, using and maintaining a satisfied workforce. It is concerned with employees at work and with their relationship within the organization. Personnel management is the administrative discipline of hiring and developing employees so that they become more valuable to the organization. It includes conducting job analyses, planning personnel needs, and recruitment, selecting the right people for the job, orienting and training, determining and managing wages and salaries, providing benefits and incentives, appraising performance, resolving disputes, communicating with all employees at all levels. Personnel management includes the function of employment, development and compensation, which are performed primarily by the personnel management in consultation with other departments. Personnel management is an extension to general management. It is concerned with promoting and stimulating competent work force to make their fullest contribution to the concern. Personnel department is a staff department of an organization, as it advises and assists the line managers in personnel matters. Trying to help the workers to develop their potential fully to the concern, personnel management is based on human orientation. It also motivates the employees through it's effective incentive plans so that the employees provide fullest co-operation. Being the head of personnel department, personnel manager performs both managerial and operative functions of management. He provides assistance to top management, who are the people deciding and framing the primary policies of the concern. Personnel manager acts like a staff advisor and assists the line managers in dealing with various personnel matters.