What is Human Resource Management?


First Rate Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Human Resource Management (HRM) Degree at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

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Successful companies realize that workers are as crucial an asset to a company’s success as capital or material holdings.

Attracting the most qualified employees and matching them to the jobs for which they are best suited is important for the success of any company in Malaysia. It is more cost effective to hire the right staff than to take in staff who are not matched to the position and waste the company’s resources in the hiring process and remuneration.

Therefore, today’s human resource professionals are increasingly working with the organization’s top executives on strategic planning to create the conditions that enhance employee performance and to contribute to the overall operations and performance of organizations striving to succeed in the competitive business world.

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Study Human Resource Management at Top Private Universities in Malaysia

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a branch campus of the top ranking Heriot-Watt University, UK

Heriot-Watt University Malaysia is a branch campus of the top ranking Heriot-Watt University, UK

Human Resource personnel participate in activities of the company related to recruiting and hiring, training and development of staff, determining staff compensation and benefits, employee relations including handling grievances, ensuring occupational health and safety, and other activities geared towards strengthening their organization’s entire workforce.

In an effort to improve morale and productivity and limit job turnover, human resources managers also help their firms effectively use employee skills, provide training opportunities to enhance those skills, and boost the employees’ satisfaction with their jobs and working conditions. As the global marketplace continues to expand, experts in human resources management will continue to be in ever-increasing demand.

Taylor's University offers an excellent environment for tertiary studies in Malaysia

Taylor’s University offers an excellent environment for tertiary studies in Malaysia

A good university in Malaysia will prepare graduates with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in the area of human resource management. Top human resource specialists are paid very high salaries in Malaysia.

In order to succeed in the competitive human resources industry, students must choose the best universities in Malaysia to study. The best university doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive. Students should choose the right university that fits them which has a good reputation for business programs, excellent facilities, top lecturers and an English-speaking student environment.

The Best Universities in Malaysia for a Top Rate Education in Human Resource Management

Asia Pacific University (APU) is ranked Tier 5 or "Excellent" in the SETARA 2013 rating by MQA. APU is now operating at its new iconic campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Asia Pacific University (APU) is ranked Tier 5 or “Excellent” in the SETARA 2013 rating by MQA. APU is now operating at its new iconic campus at Technology Park Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Students after SPM or O-Levels can go for the Foundation in Arts or Foundation in Business at top private universities in Malaysia before continuing on to the 3-year degree in Human Resource Management. You will need at least 5 credits in the relevant subjects to enter a Foundation course.

Alternatively, with at least 3 credits in SPM or O-Levels, students can enter the Diploma in Business

HELP University’s (HU) new campus at Subang 2

HELP University’s (HU) new campus at Subang 2

Administration or Diploma in Management for 2 years. After completing the diploma, students will receive advanced standing into Year 2 of the Human Resource Management degree.

Students who have completed a Pre-University course in Malaysia such as Foundation, STPM, A-Levels, SAM, AUSMAT, MUFY, CPU, etc may enter into the Human Resource Management Degree Year 1 should they meet the relevant entry requirements of the particular university.

Characteristics needed to succeed as a Human Resource Specialist in Malaysia

Students at Asia Pacific University are awarded a degree from Staffordshire University, UK and APU

Students at Asia Pacific University are awarded a degree from Staffordshire University, UK and APU

A career in the human resources field demands a range of personal qualities and skills, from the ability to work with diverse employees to the active promotion of organizational goals.

Students considering a career in human resources in Malaysia should have “soft skills” like integrity, empathy, fair-mindedness, and a persuasive, congenial personality, able to stand firm on principles, negotiation skills, and you must be able to cope with conflicting points of view, able to perform under pressure, and demonstrate discretion.

Students who like to help people to grow and succeed, with interest in human behaviour are well suited for this course.

The “hard skills” include computer proficiency, strong written and oral communication, math, and principles of business.

What you can work as in Human Resource Management (HRM) in Malaysia

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Almost every company in Malaysia need at least one Human Resource staff to take care of the needs on their employees. Medium and Large companies will have a dedicated Human Resources Department to ensure their staff are well compensated, motivated, trained and receive the correct amount of benefits due to them.

Some of the job commonly held by graduates if human resource management graduates are:

  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Executive Recruiter
  • Staffing Specialist
  • Training Coordinator
  • Job Analyst / Evaluator
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Industrial Relations Analyst
  • Arbitration Specialist
  • Change Management Consultant
  • Recruitment Specialist
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Training & Development Consultant
  • Occupational, Health & Safety Officer
  • Head Hunter

What type of work does a Human Resource worker do in Malaysia?

Human resource personnel develop, advise on and implement policies relating to the effective use of personnel within an

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organisation.

Human resource personnel are responsible for recruiting, screening, interviewing and placing workers. They may also handle employee relations, payroll and benefits and training. Human resources managers plan, direct and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee specialists in their duties; consult with executives on strategic planning; and link a company’s management with its employees.

Their aim is to ensure that the organisation employs the right balance of staff in terms of skills and experience, and that training and development opportunities are available to employees to enhance their performance and achieve the employer’s business aims. HR personnel not only deal with staff welfare and administration-centred activities, but also strategy and planning.

HR specialists tend to focus on a single area, such as recruiting or training. HR generalists handle a number of areas and tasks simultaneously. Small companies will typically have one or two HR generalists on staff, while larger ones may have many devoted to particular areas and services.

Some typical daily tasks for an HR worker include:

HELP College of Arts & Technology

HELP College of Arts & Technology

  • Consult with employers to identify needs and preferred qualifications on potential staff
  • Interview applicants about their experience, education and skills
  • Contact references and perform background checks of potential staff
  • Inform applicants about job details such as benefits and conditions
  • Hire or refer qualified candidates
  • Conduct new employee orientations
  • Process paperwork
  • Process visa for foreign workers if any
  • Work closely with various departments to advise line managers and help them to understand and implement policies and procedures
  • Promote equality and diversity as part of the company’s culture
  • Liaise with a wide range of people involved in policy areas such as staff performance and occupational, health and safety
  • Staff recruitment – this includes developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job advertisements, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates
  • Administer payroll and maintain employee records
  • Advise staff on their rights in Malaysian Labour Law matters

HR managers in Malaysia will perform some of the roles below:

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  • Plan and coordinate the workforce to best use employees’ talents
  • Resolve issues between management and employees
  • Advise managers on policies like equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment
  • Develop and implement policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management;
  • Prepare and develop staff handbook and the company’s HR policies and procedures
  • Advise on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion, compensation and benefits
  • Undertake salary reviews of staff
  • Negotiate with staff and their representatives (for example, union officials) on issues relating to pay, benefits and working conditions
  • Interpret and advise both management and employees on Labour Laws in Malaysia
  • Deal with staff grievances and implement disciplinary procedures
  • Develop with line managers HR planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements
  • Plan, and sometimes delivering, training – including orientation for new staff
  • Analyse training needs of the staff together with departmental managers to ensure staff are up-to-date in their knowledge and skills

The Salary of a Human Resource Management Professional in Malaysia according to Robert Walters Salary Survey

ROLE     5 – 10 Years Exp 10+ Years Exp
HR Director 220 – 296k 296 – 485k
Organisation Development 108 – 190k 190 – 336k
Talent Management 110 – 185k 185 – 256k
Compensation & Benefits 100 – 185k 185 – 330k
HR Business Partner 100 – 175k 175 – 230k
HR Manager 96 – 168k 168 – 264k
Recruitment Specialist 90 – 150k 150 – 220k
Training Specialist 84 – 144k 144 – 180k
HR Information Systems (HRIS) 84 – 132k 132 – 168k

What you will study in a Human Resource Management (HRM) Degree course in Malaysia

Some common subjects found in most human resource management degree courses in Malaysia are:

Students at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia are taught by top professors and receive personal attention

Students at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia are taught by top professors and receive personal attention

  • Labour law
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Organisation change management
  • Training and development
  • Ethics, leadership, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Employee relations
  • Organisation behavioural
  • Occupational, Health and safety for workers
  • Labor relations
  • Performance management
  • Job analysis and design
  • Career development strategies
  • Organisational structures

In addition, human resource management students get to explore how economic, social, psychological, legal, and cultural forces influence employee relations and organisational decisions.

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Posted on November 25, 2011, in Business, Career Choices, Choosing the right course, human resource management and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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