Employees are more than just production and cost factors. Their qualifications and commitment contribute substantially to the achievement or non-achievement of corporate objectives. This is why the human resources of a pharmaceutical company must be seen as part of the intangible assets of the business. They are a key element in the long-term strategy for sustained corporate stability and success.
Pharmaceutical companies need employees with proper qualifications who are in the right place at the right time if their highly differentiated manufacturing and test processes are to function properly. For this reason, the deployment of human resources (human capital) must be carefully planned and organised. This is a task for human resource management.
Good human resource management
Figure 1 contains an overview of the tasks of human resource management.
Figure 1 Tasks of human resource management
Human resource management decides on the conditions under which personnel are deployed in a specialised pharmaceutical company. The HR department has to meet the needs of the company and represent the interests of the employees at the same time. Conflicts of interest cannot always be avoided because the objectives of the company (especially economic, environmental and strategic objectives) and the individual objectives of the employee have to be taken into account. The company can only be sure of its success if conflicts of interest are successfully resolved. Poor human resource management compromises employee commitment. Suggestions for improvement, the efficient use of working time and economic use of materials depend on staff motivation. Motivation is not just a question of a decent salary. The general conditions at the workplace alone (e.g. working atmosphere, flexible and family-friendly working times, quality of the canteen) are often why an employee decides to relate to the company.
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