HRM Problems

51 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2013

Date Written: May 4, 2013


SMEs play a big role in the development of economies especially in developing countries such as Vietnam. With SME’s accounting for close to 95% percent of all businesses in Vietnam the role of HRM in enabling them attain business objective has been, put on the spotlight. HRM strategies remain an integral part of operations management that enables managers to cater to the needs of employees within the organization. HR strategies empower HR managers to recruit, train and assess the performance of employees effectively and efficiently hence enabling commercial organizations to gain competitive advantage within an industry in the long-term. Phan Vu Limited is one of Vietnam’s many SMEs. The organizations unique capabilities have enabled the organization to produce quality cement poles and piles consumed local and within the export market. Recent developments indicate that the company is experiencing significant growth as the company as exports a considerable amount of its output to other Asian nations such as Japan, and India. Nonetheless, the organizations expansion is under threat as the company’s workforce faces HRM hurdles. It is for this purpose, that the study investigates whether recruitment, training, and assessment strategies are the major causes of the HRM problems for middle managers at Phan Vu Ltd. During the study, the researcher identified astute employee recruitment, training, and assessment strategies by conducting a critical literature review before coming up with a fit researcher methodology that enabled the researcher to collect qualitative and quantitative data from employees of Phan Vu Limited. The researcher then analyzed data quantitatively and qualitatively before asserting that Phan Vu HR problems emanated from the organizations deficient employee recruitment, training, and assessment practices. Following the analysis the researcher engaged the reader in a heated discussion that was succeeded that, concluded Phan Vu Limited is required to institute organizational wide changes in its HR department to ensure that employee recruitment, training, and performance assessment practices improve to enable the organization to gain competitive advantage.

Keywords: HRM, human resource

Suggested Citation

Abwanzo, Benjamin, HRM Problems (May 4, 2013). Available at SSRN: or

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