|Nadeem (Accountant, Pakistan) July 2006
What are the basic requirements to introduce a Human Resources
Management System in a small-sized organization?
Nadeem (Accountant, Pakistan)
Thank you for your question. I can work with you online and help you structure a
process that could introduce HR strategy and implementation in your
organization. If you let me in on a little history and your current
organization’s cultural situation, I would be glad to come back to you with some
For now, here are some questions that would help me to help you:
What is the structure of your organization? (hierarchy or flatter)
What are the core services that your organization provides its customers?
What gives you the competitive edge in the market?
How do you appraise the performance of employees?
What are the future goals and projections for the company?
Always remember that introducing anything into an organization requires answers
to some fundamental questions about the organization’s “reason to be”. It does
not matter whether your organization is small or large as long as the intention
is to grow. In fact, in a small organization, you may have the advantage of
implementing an HRM strategy that supports current business objectives so that
your future looks bigger and brighter. If your organization is small, plant the
seed of thought and growth now because your company would not want to stay at
its current state a few years down the line. Be proactive in setting up
processes and systems that support your company’s competitive edge, its people,
your customers, and your service to the market. Your organization might be small
now, but it can surely grow with the choices you make for it.
Hope this inspires you to start devising your HR business strategy right now!
The size and impact of your organization will then increase naturally as a
by-product. So to answer your question, the basic requirements are for you to
have vision about your company’s future, some heart and determination to bring
it to the next level, and to utilize all your available resources in the right
way to bring about the change that would actualize your company’s potential.