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Role of a Personnel Manager

In large organisations, to maintain contact with the huge number of employees by the management is an impossible task. The task of identifying the needs of the employees and making them known to the management to take the necessary action is allotted to the personnel manager. He is responsible for relaying the information that concerns the general administration related to employee welfare within the entity.

A personnel manager might be allotted with the task of identifying the areas where there is a need for additional work force. The vacancy might be on account of retirement, promotion, attrition, job rotation, etc. He should keep track of the retirements and take steps to fill them before the specified dates to avoid breakage of work. It is also the task of the personnel manager to inform the organisation about the retirement of an employee in the senior cadre. He might be given the job of screening the potential candidates to verify their suitability to the role.

The personnel manager is left with the charge of identifying the elements that are to be incorporated in the company handbook. The employee handbook contains the company policies and procedures that are to be followed for ensuring the smooth flow of operations. It has information on the general code of conduct expected from the employees. The personnel manager has to ensure that the employee handbook contains information on the various causes that can lead to the termination of the work contract. The handbook is also expected to have guidelines for promotions and demotions to give an insight on the general expectations from an employee. The personnel manager has to make sure that the modifications in the general guidelines are informed to the employees as and when they are introduced into the system. For instance, a change in the dress code has to be informed to the employees along with the tentative date of initialising the modification.

The personnel manager is to oversee into factors related to compensation and welfare of the employees. For instance, the compensation paid to an employee who met with an accident varies with the impact it has on the employee fitness. Many companies in India have group welfare schemes wherein a part of the salary is set aside which is utilised to meet the employee emergencies and to help him overcome the inconvenience caused on account of the accident. Modifications must be incorporated after taking into consideration the changes in the general cost of living, economic conditions, etc. The personnel manager must be innovative to come up with new welfare schemes which are capable of retaining the employees within the organisation. Besides the welfare schemes, the personnel manager will have to provide emotional support to improve the employee well being. Counselling centres are to be introduced to aid the employees overcome their emotional weaknesses which might otherwise have a negative impact on their performance.

Thus the personnel manager is left with the task of linking the management with the work force.

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Posted: 26/02/2016 04:03:51

What is the role of personal manager as Line manager and Staff manager..pls

Posted: 14/01/2016 08:47:42

Good responses

Posted: 28/11/2014 16:41:09

A personnel manager is who that manage all the issues develope in an organisation.

Posted: 26/11/2014 17:33:35

thanks for giving as much information

Posted: 26/07/2013 16:02:03

I need history of personnel management

Posted: 08/04/2013 22:26:57

Personnel Managers has a very vital roles to give productive advise to the senior managers and encourages the line manager's boosting their morales for work.
PM also plays another important role by dealing with all the employees issues regarding pay, retirements, hiring, terminations and employee redundant and rehire for an organization and involes in training as well.

Posted: 26/08/2012 11:41:00

Personnel manager is become chanakaya in his role who run kingdom smoothly.

Posted: 30/07/2012 12:22:30

personnel manager is most important in every organisation

Posted: 07/07/2012 19:55:19

Personnel manager is the head of personnel department. He performs both managerial and operative functions. Such functions include;
- provision of assistance to top management.
- he advises the lines managers.
- he acts as counsellor to employees.
- he acts as a spokesman for the organization.

Posted: 16/01/2012 02:55:56

Personner Manager is a person acting as a bridge between the Management and employees for smooth running of the company .

Posted: 15/07/2011 19:42:35

That's the best aneswr of all time! JMHO

Posted: 26/05/2011 05:45:59

good info

Posted: 03/05/2011 00:01:44

Nice Information

Posted: 08/04/2011 13:42:14

Let me say that These days Personnel Manager or rather called as Human resource manager.They bridge the gap between the Top management and the workers.They help solving various issues related to work and help in self development

Posted: 25/03/2011 04:30:59

i need role and resopnsible of personnel officer

Posted: 18/03/2011 07:42:19

send me personnel management role and duties.

Posted: 15/02/2011 23:51:02

It is the perosnnel manager who cuts the gap between workers and management by coordinationg with workers and management in resolving various issues. Personnel Manager role now a days is most important and diversified from the point of development of human resource and organisational dvelopment.

Posted: 27/01/2011 08:57:38


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