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Research Paper | Management | Kenya | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
Meeting the Challenges of Human Resource Management: A Communication Perspective
Peris Saina | James Muya 
Abstract: In the present day world, communication is a vital skill for HR managers at all organizational levels and in all functional areas. This is so in regard to the important interpersonal component of their roles. This study thus aimed to amass understandings of thought leaders in human resource arena in regard to importance of communication as a problem solving tool in any organization. The significanceof communication in the HR has developed over the years in response to the substantial increase in competitive pressures in business organizations which began to be experience by the late 1950s as a result of such factors as globalization, deregulation, and rapid technological change. Presently, organizations more and more acknowledge the necessity of internal communications. Developing technology has changed the landscape forever for HR and communications. Technology is helping blow apart that traditional model of management control of all information. For instance, HR is using other technologies for recruitment, including SnapChat, Face book and LinkedIn. While communicating effectively has never been easy to do in organizations, there are some special challenges to communication in todays organizations. Some of these challenges include information overload, sterility of electronic communication technologies and the linkage between organizational communication and change. Every organization must adopt solutions to communication barriers which are viable to them. Some of the solutions include understanding the audience, the method of communication that serves it best and verifying the information being conveyed. In conclusion, communication skills especially in the HR departments can be used to meet most of the challenges encountered in any organization and thus its crucial for all HR managers to be adept in communication skills.
Keywords: Communication, Human Resource, Challenges, Organization
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 2395 - 2399