Human Resource Management

Zambia Community-Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Governance Manuals

Human resource management (HRM) is about management of people and issues related to workers such as advertising, hiring, performance management and training. Hence HRM is vital to the Community Resources Board (CRB). There is need for effective management of human resources (HR) irrespective of the size and nature of the community-based organization (CBO).

Further, HRM relates to the total set of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are needed for firms to compete. It involves concern for and action taken in the management of people. It deals with issues like recruitment and selection, training and development, wage and salary administration and performance appraisal. Such actions may be bound together by the creation of an HRM policy. The Board has the overall responsibility for initiating, implementing and making future updates to the CRB HR policies, processes and procedures in consultation with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and relevant stakeholders on any non-compliance by CRB employees. Responsibility may be delegated as appropriate.

The HR Department plays a key role in supporting the organization, its managers, employees, and stakeholders through the provision of high level strategic and transactional HR services. CRBs HR function are managed by the Executive Officer or Coordinator on behalf of the Board. However, where resources permit, a CRB will employee the HR Officer.

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