Human resources management consists of the processes needed to assist a project manager in managing, organising and leading the project team. It is also considered as “personal management”. It is the strategic approach to manage the organisation’s valuable asset – people are involved with the various projects in achieving the goals and objectives of the business. Human resource management compromises with the different processes that involves in managing the people to meet the organisation’s needs.
What is the role of a project manager in human resource management?
Every time you put any sort of team together, you will always have the conflicts and different opinions among the members. Sometimes, it could turn out into a good thing especially if it is handled properly. It can result in facilitating alternatives, brainstorming and open-minded point of views. If there is a good thing, it can also be counterproductive and distracting.
In achieving the success of every project, it will depend on the project manager’s ability to lead the members together and build a team that is productive and cohesive. To be an effective manager, you must have communication skills and great organisational. You must be supportive for your team and give them motivation to accomplish the project’s objectives. It is also important to keep them working as a team to ensure that there will no confusions and distractions. A project manager should also need to:
- Understand the importance of your team.
- Identify each member and the stakeholders of the project.
- It is required to negotiate with the skilled resources in the team.
- Obtain convenient workspace, funds and other resources that is needed by the team.
- Be aware of both strengths and weaknesses that every member possesses.
- Build confidence and trust with the team.
- From time to time, review the performance of the team and give feedbacks to the members.
- Always acknowledge or even give rewards for good performers.
- It is also essential to nurture the team by building a strong leadership, education, mentoring and on-the-job training.
It is the responsibility of a project manager to unite and manage the team. To achieve that, you need to be knowledgeable and has a deeper understanding of the processes that can help you in all your efforts
The Processes for Project Human Resource Management
- Develop a human resource plan
It includes documentation and identification of the project’s responsibilities, roles, organisational relationships, required skills and create a staffing plan. It is a part of the planning process.
- Acquire a project team
It includes looking for available required human resources and unifying the team to complete the project successfully. It is part of executing process.
- Develop a project team
It is about the improvement of the team dynamics as well as its competency to have a better performance for the overall project team. It is also part of the executing process.
- Manage the project team
It involves the evaluation of every member’s performance, provide feedback, and resolving and managing conflicts for the optimisation of the group’s performance. This is another part of the executing process.