Human resource management challenge for effective local government

Denkova, Jadranka and Ananiev, Jovan and Stojanovski, Strasko (2017) Human resource management challenge for effective local government. Book of proceedings International May Conference on Strategic Management – IMKSM17, 19–21 May 2017, Bor, Serbia. pp. 426-436.

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Organizations are a set of people who work together, where they coordinate their activities aimed at effectively and efficiently achieving the goals of the organization. Achieving the goals of the organization are carried out with the managers who manage the human resources and organize, coordinate and control all of the activities of the organization. Human Resource Management presents interdisciplinary science which unites a set of knowledge related to the people in the organization which provides guidance to managers how to manage human resources in the organization in order to achieve higher individual and organizational performance. As a result, this process involves critical analysis of the necessity of human resources, sorting and picking the best people that suit the needs of the organization, integration of the selected candidates into the organization by providing a system of appropriate rewards and career development, advancement of knowledge, assessment, control of operations, adequate protection and establishing responsibility and punishing or firing employes. Hence, the purpose of this paper is aimed at analyzing the human resource management in local government as an independent organization within the social system of the Republic of Macedonia. Considering the fact that people are the most important resource in the organization, the subject of this research is oriented to understand how the local government in the Republic of Macedonia has managed human resources and to explore the attitude of the manager towards the administration and towards all of the processes that encircle the entire management process. The methodology of this research is based on qualitative analysis, content analysis, interview and questionnaire composed of more than eighty participants, with job titles: mayors, administrative representatives and representatives of the local government council. The survey questions refer to the answers relevant to the purpose of the research. The results of the questionnaire suggest that human resource management in the local government is achieved on a satisfactory level. The approach of the human resource management is not fully staffed with organizational units. Adequate evaluation process, proper selection of employees, as well as motivation of the employees is lacking in the organizations. In many cases, there are employees with inadequate education and the process of training is reduced to a formality. It can be concluded that the human resource management in the local government in the Republic of Macedonia is not exercised in accordance with the rules and procedures of the human resources management. The heads of departments especially the employees in the sector of human resource management need to impose their knowledge as a necessity for efficient and effective management. Employees need to provide their own initiatives to their superiors about their capacities and capabilities that can help the success of the organization. Motivating plans and programs in form of benefits, system of awards and trainings need to be developed in order to enable the improvement in each organizational unit.
Keywords: management, human recourse, recruitment, selection, training, motivation

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > Other humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Jadranka Denkova
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2018 09:54
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 09:54

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