The importance of Human Resource Management #MrBoss


Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.”
― Ken Robinson

People are the biggest asset of any organization. However, managing employees in order to maximize them for the benefit of the organization is still a challenge. Why?

Before finding the answer to this question, let’s take the story of #MrBoss as an example. What do you think of him as an Human Resources (HR) manger? Yes, he would be acceptable if he lived 100 years ago, where employees were supposed to absolutely obey and follow their employers’ management style without question. However, it is 2015 now. Things have changed.

Human psychology is complicated to understand and behaviours is unpredictable. Each individual has their own characteristics and people behave differently in organisations than they do individually. Furthermore, in an organization, conflicts of interest are inevitable either between managers and employees or among employees themselves.

Why study Human Resource Management (HRM)?


If you are working in the HR field, you may have asked yourself these questions:

“What do my employees think about the way I manage them? “

“How do I choose the right person for our company?”

“What should I do when employees feel unhappy with their job?”

“How can I motivate my employees to work more effectively?”

“How can I train my employees to be better in their job?”

Apparently, HRM is complicated and requires people who work in this function to have both up-to-date knowledge and experience. Generations change over time and hence, HRM needs to evolve in response and adapt to changing practices as well as legislation.

It seems that #MrBoss may have never doubted himself, being severe and authoritative, and possibly even lonely and overconfident in the workplace. He started to realise the importance of Human Resource Management only after complaints by his employees, finally deciding that he would have to improve his skills.

As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Studying HRM might be a good solution for the current challenges faced by those working in HR.

What to study? Master in HRM or CIPD?


A postgraduate course in HRM which provides a master’s degree at graduation could be an option. Another option is to take the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) course since a CIPD qualification is indispensable for work in the HR field in the UK.

OR, you can have both with the Human Resource Management and Development Program at Salford Business School (University of Salford, Manchester)

Here are some of the reasons why you should choose Salford Business School’s HRMD program:

  • In one period of study, the program provides students with 2 certificates on completion of the course: the MSc certificate and the CIPD certificate for Intermediate/Advanced Level.
  • The course has a short duration, which is 12-18 months. Also, the study timetable is flexible (full-time or part-time), which is appropriate for people who are working and studying at the same time.
  • Good value for money: competitive cost/tuition fees compared to other universities in the UK.
  • A high level of student support, which means the university truly believes in its power to improve applicants’ life and give them better opportunities.

Coming back to the story of #MrBoss…

…the University of Salford changed him after a year, made him become a better boss. What really happened in that one year? What made him change? This is a question with an answer that you will be able to figure out yourself if you study at Salford Business School.

Come, join us and start your experience today with Salford Business School’s Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD) program. Like #MrBoss did!