Personnel policy plays an important and strategic role in fulfilling the long-term objectives of an organisation. It can also be used as an instrument to change the corporate culture. The objective of modern personnel management is to optimise the performance of all personnel across the organisation, for which it uses instruments such as recruitment and selection, training and career development, motivation and reward.
Human Resource Management (HRM) is the major form of modern personnel management. Human Resource Management is based on two premises:
All aspects of personnel policy have to be carefully coordinated. The movement of employees in the organisation, determining and developing skills (Competence), and promoting mobility in the internal labour market are becoming increasingly important in organisations.
The quality of service provided by an organisation will benefit if the best use is made of the potential of its employees. This facilitates continuous improvement. Instrument for quality management in personnel policy include: