Ensuring VUT is up to date with developments in the industry, the HR Department attended the SABPP National HRM (Human Resources Management) Standards training on 28 November.
The National HRM System Model and Standard was launched in South Africa in August 2013 after an intensive period of collaborative co-creation amongst those in the HR profession.
The project is seen as a step towards a business-driven profile away from the traditional transactional workplace role of HR. HR now needs to be driving the business model through talent management, business agility and globalisation. Moreover, the need for a new focus on HR governance and risk management is key.
The adoption of professionally accepted HR standards for South Africa can help organisations to take the change curve more rapidly as they establish the good practice pathway for organisations to follow and ensure that all organisations, irrespective of size, sector or industry, have a common set of criteria for the management of human resources.
The HR Management System Model forms the basis of the standard. The model contains 13 Standard Elements grouped by the classic quality assurance model of Plan, Implement, Review and Improve.
VUT’s HR Department is now on the road towards achieving international standards.