Nancy Shum, acting general manager of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM), says that personnel management today is more than just hiring the right person for the job.
"Human resources (HR) professionals play a crucial role in reducing turnover rate and improving corporate governance. They have to implement strategies of management, such as providing rewards like birthday leave or training to keep staff loyal to the company," Shum says.
Nearly every company, from multi-national corporations to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), requires HR professionals. "With tighter and more complicated employment regulations, companies demand more talent in HRM to ensure the smooth operation of the company. SMEs may not have the resources to employ an HR manager, but they certainly need some