Whether it is ensuring that employees receive the correct level of remuneration, responding to staff concerns, overseeing employee recruitment and selection, or looking at measures to improve staff performance, human resource managers play a significant role in looking after people. Organisations rely on people to operate effectively. All things being equal, the more suitable the employee, the more effectively an organisation will function. 'The main role of human resources managers is the recruitment, retention and development of staff. Human resources management has progressed from paying employees' cheques to ensuring that employees are aware of any legislation that protects their welfare in the workplace. Without HR officers, it would be difficult for many organisations to run properly', says one manager.
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