Liam Lenihan


Human Resources Management is a situation specific process focused on a strategic corporate approach to people. Given the diversity of people in the work context and the particular time bound events/issues that define an organisation, human resources management provides customised management responses. Every organisation, be it public, private, a service organisation or a manufacturing organisation is at a unique stage in its own development at any point in time. Such uniqueness merits/evokes customised human resources management approaches. A start-up company is very different from a mature organisation, while the profit-making organisation is very different from the voluntary, not-for-profit organisation. All these characteristics are intrinsic to an organisation. Accordingly, it is across such a wide ranging and diverse spectrum of working environments that the Human Resources practitioner contributes to optimising the contributions of people (or human resources) to achieve an organisation’s goals/mission.