Strategic Human Resource Management
While working for the construction organization, I have been exposed to varied strategies that are outlined under the function of SHRM. The first strategy refers to Total Quality Management, which involves gearing all the operations of an organization towards enhanced quality standards. TQM in the construction company begins with incorporating high quality aspects in production, and any other issues that considerably affect the performance of the organization. While working in the construction firm, I was exposed to strategic human resource development as one of the elements of SHRM. This practice was responsible for improving the quality of services provided by different factions of the labor force. In addition, the prospect of attaining excellence within the human resource was heavily dependent on the strategic human resource development. This process equally involves formulating measures that can enhance peaceful coexistence among different categories of employees. Innovative approach to human resource is yet another element that I learnt while working in the construction company. This aspect forms part of SHRM in sustenance of levels of competence within the organization. Various elements of ICT were applied while administering such tasks, the first of which was facilitated by Information technology and communication platform. A supportive data base was designed with the goal of facilitating proper flow of information among different departments of the organization. These ICT platforms paved way for the overall functionality of SHRM was achieved.
Employee participation is where staffs voluntarily engage actively in the overall operations and functioning of the organization. Involvement can be either voluntary or involuntary, and it refers to the process where employees are involved in the processes and decisions that bring change and development of a given project. Empowerment on the other hand defines the provision of a conducive environment for employees so that they can express and exploit their talents with the view of making a difference to the organization. Employee participation has positive effects on the progress of a construction project, because the maximum dedication of staffs is considered viable. Both empowerment and involvement of employees can enhance performance within the organization and even steer new ways of innovation and creativity.