Personnel Management in a Steel Plant...

Personnel Management in a Steel Plant Personnel management in a steel plant is concerned with obtaining, organizing, utilizing and motivating the human resources needed by the steel plant. It develops requisite organizational climate and management styles to promote effective effort of cooperation and trust amongst all the employees of the steel plant. It aims at getting effective results by organizing and directing the co-operative efforts of human beings. This also helps the organization in meeting its legal obligations and social responsibilities. Personnel management is an extension of the general management in the organization. It is concerned with promoting and stimulating competent work force so that they can make their fullest contribution to the organization for the achievement of its objectives and goals.  It exists to advise and assist the top management and the line managers regarding personnel matters. Hence personnel department functions basically as the staff department of the organization. Definition and roles of personnel management Personnel management can be defined as obtaining, using and maintaining a satisfied workforce. It is a significant part of management concerned with employees at work and with their relationship within the organization.  The following are the definitions of personnel management as given by the management experts. “Personnel management is the planning, organizing, compensation, integration and maintenance of people for the purpose of contributing to organizational, individual and societal goals.” – Flippo “Personnel management is that part which is primarily concerned with human resource of organization.” – Brech The main features of the roles of the personnel management (Fig 1) as it is applicable today were in place by the end of the 1970s and are summed up by Cannel (2004) as follows. The collective bargaining role – It is centred on the dealing with trades unions and the...