The objectives and functions of any organization are usually driven by people in this are what we refer to as human resources. Human resources could either provide intellectual needs, skills and expertise or physical energy needed in performing a task. Therefore, one of the most vital components in an organization is the human resource function. 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. Strategies have been developed on how different organizations can improve the human resources.
To begin with, organizations can consider training as a strategy of bettering their 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. In most instances, you will find willing employees who do not have the complete set of skills needed. 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. Training also motivates the employees and make them feel that the organization values them. Besides, it has been found that it boosts loyalty of the employees to the organization.
Another strategy of human resource improvement is by using monetary motivators. The main reason why most people look for work is so that they can get paid. People are pushed to look for work so that they can meet their needs and those of their dependents. Offering incentives for the best performers will motivate them to work harder and generally improve their quality of work and this will significantly benefit the organization. There are also non-financial incentives that would also go a long way in improving the performance of employees and generally human resources. You could offer trips for the best performers, insurance covers, sponsorships and many others.
Besides, another strategy could be conducting performance appraisals on the employees. Performance appraisals refer to setting specific standards that employees should meet and gauging the performance against the targets. To live up to the performance levels set by the organization, the employees will be motivated to work harder and better so that they do not disappoint and lose the faith the organization had on them.