Human beings who carry out the activities of an organization are what we call human resources. Human resources could either provide intellectual needs, skills and expertise or physical energy needed in performing a task. The importance of the human resource function is consequently very pronounced. Acquisition, retention, development and efficient application of human resources are done by the human resource function. For any organization to attain its objectives, human resources must be given priority. Because of how vital human resources are, every organization must put so much weight towards the acquisition, improvement, and retention of its employees. There are many ways that organizations can apply to grow and develop the human resources they have.
Training your employees is one of the most common ways is that organizations use to develop the human resources. It is not easy to find the best and complete employees who right from the start can meet all the needs of the organization. Most human resources may not be the total package that the organization is looking for while some are usually so fresh in the field. Having experience from your past employment may not necessarily mean that you have what the other organization is looking for. The strategy that most organization should employ is to train the human resources after acquiring them. Conducting training always provides results by influencing the motivation of the people. Besides, it has been found that it boosts loyalty of the employees to the organization.
One of the biggest motivators of human resources in an organization’s financial incentives. Money has been found to be the biggest motivator and the main reason why most people work or would want to improve. Everyone would want to work harder and make sure they can meet their financial needs. When you offer monetary tokens for people who meet specific targets, everyone would put their best foot forward. There are also other incentives that are not financial in nature. Other incentives that do not necessarily take the form of money could be sponsoring them or their family members, taking them on trips, among others that the organization could employ.
Another way of improving human resources in organizations is to do performance appraisals. Performance appraisals refer to setting specific standards that employees should meet and gauging the performance against the targets. Every employee will, therefore, strive to make sure that their performance is exceptional so as to give the organization a reason to retain or promote them.