Legal Practice Management

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Legal Practice Management
2015-02-26 18:44:07
Human Resource

ATP Human Resource
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  1. What are the Four types of resources a firm has?


     3.Machines, and


    • of these four, the humans cause the other resources to achieve the objectives of
    • the firm.
  2. The achievement of the firm’s objectives will be guaranteed if the humans present
    fulfill the following conditions;-
    1.Optimal number;

    2.Have relevant competencies

    3. Staff correctly deployed;

    • 4. Motivation
    • correctly addressed;

    • 5. Compensation
    • adequately addressed;

    • 6. Staff
    • capacity continuously improved and

    • 7. Performance
    • correctly managed.
  3. What are Responsibilities of Human
    Resource Management?
    • 1.Human Resource Planning to ensure optimal number and relevant competencies
    • 2.Recruitment to fill vacancies;     

    • 3.Deployment to ensure staff do what is suitable for them;
    • 4.Motivation to ensure optimal performance;
    • 5.Compensation to ensure equittable pay for all staff;

    6.Staff development to ensure continuous  improvement       

    • 7.Performance correctly managed to ensure
    • efficiency and productivity
  4. What is Human resource Management?
    Human Resource Management is the function that deals with staff issues such as



    • performance
    • management,




     employee motivation,



     and training.
  5. What are the Functions of Human Resource Management?
    There are two broad categories of functions of HRM namely;-

    1. Managerial functions

    2. Operative functions
  6. What are Functions required of any manager
    • 1. Planning:     
    • Determining the firm’s goals and formulating policies and strategies of
    • achieving them.  For HRM planning is
    • referred to as Manpower Planning.

    • 2.Organising:      
    • Organising is the process of allocating specific roles to specific positions.
    • Includes organization chart.

    • 3.Directing:
    • This is the process ensuring group or individuals efforts are geared towards
    • the desired goals. Includes issuing directives.      

    • 4. Controlling:     
    •  Setting performance standards and      monitoring to ensure they are met and  taking action incase they met.
  7. What are the Operative Functions in Human Resource Management?
    • These are human resource–specific functions
    • which include:

    • 1.Procurement:      
    • this is recruitment and
    • selection and includes manpower planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection,
    • induction and placement.

    • 2.Development:      
    • Strategies to ensure that
    • the knowledge, skills of the staff are continuously improved.

    • 3.Compensation:      
    • this involves determination of salary and
    • wage levels to ensure equity and competitiveness of the firm in the job market.

    • 4.Maintenance:      
    • this is protecting and promoting employees
    • while at work by availing benefits e.g. medical insurance, housing, education,
    • transport, social securities, pensions etc.
  8. What is Strategic Management?
    Strategic Management is It is the process of

    -identifying organization's objectives,

    • -developing policies and plans to
    •  achieve these objectives,and

    -allocating resources to implement the policies and plans to achieve the organization's objectives.
  9. What are the Two Phases in Strategic Management
    • 1. Strategy formulation
    • This is decision about the vision and mission of the firm, long and short term
    • objectives and selecting the strategies and activities to be implemented to
    • achieve these objectives. 

    • 2. Strategy implementation
    • involves using the firms resources,
    • structures, systems, processes to implement the strategies. It involves
    • providing leadership and monitoring the effectiveness of the strategies
  10. What is Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)?
    • SHRM
    • Is the conscious application of human resource functions inorder to to
    • achievement of the organizational goals. A deliberate move by the HR Department
    • to ensure that all its activities lead to the achievement of organizational
    • goals.