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Hr Functions and Practices in Organizations

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI

HR FUNCTIONS AND PRACTICES IN ORGANIZATIONS:

AS PER ORGANIZATIONAL VISITS TO JAZZ AND BANK AL HABIB

Submitted to:

Tehmina Faisal

Reported by

THE INFOMETRIC

Eshaa Nadeem

Seher Saeed

Noreen Khalil

Dated: April 24, 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The current practices in the Pakistani Market in the field of HR have been discussed by doing analysis of the HR activities and policies adopted by two Pakistani multinational organizations; Jazz and Bank Al Habib. The contrasting nature of these two organizations offers an interesting comparison and informs us about how HR in Pakistan is rapidly changing.

The Global changes and technological advancements have affected the market processes that lead to innovation, new forms of work organization, changes in the nature of work and new occupational categories. With these changes, Human Resources Development takes the position of significance.

In Pakistan we are still striving hard to generate a vision for HR, which is very important for our national

progress to face the global challenges.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                                                           Pg. No.

Introduction                                                                                                                                                                  4

  1. Jazz                                                                                                                                                         4-5
  2. Bank Al Habib                                                                                                                                          6

HR Practices and functions at JAZZ                                                                                                                     7-20

  1. Structure of ‘People & Organization’                                                                                             8-10
  1. Functions and Practices                                                                                                                 11-17
  1. Jazz to lead Digital Revolution in Pakistan                                                                                  18-19
  1. Merger of Warid and Mobilink                                                                                                          20

HR Practices in Bank Al Habib                                                                                                                           21-30

  1. HR Structure                                                                                                                                          21
  1. Functions of HR                                                                                                                               22-30

Comparative Analysis                                                                                                                                                31

Conclusion                                                                                                                                                                   32

References                                                                                                                                                             33-34

INTRODUCTION

Human Resource is the most important asset for any organization and it is the source of achieving competitive advantage. Managing human resources is very challenging compared to managing technology or capital and for its effective management, organizations require effective HRM system.  

The developments in the field of human resource management (HRM) are now well documented in the literature1. Nevertheless, the debate on HRM issues continues even today, although the focus of the debate has changed over time. It began with the distinction between personnel management and HRM, and then moved on to incorporating industrial relations into HRM2, examining the relationship of HRM strategies and the integrating of HRM into business strategies3, devolving HRM to line managers4, and finally exploring the extent to which HRM is the source of competitive advantage for organizations.5 

All these developments have taken place over the last two decades or so, as a result of which the nature of the human resource (HR) function has changed from being reactive, prescriptive and administrative to being proactive, descriptive and executive. The situation in Pakistan is no different as organizations march forward from Personnel Department to Human Resource and in Jazz’s case People and Organization Department. Organizations are more employee oriented today and consider the Human Resource their greatest asset.