Amalia Tola – Agricultural University of Tirana, Faculty of Economy and Agribusiness, Tirana, Albania

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Human Resources
Human resources
Organizational performance



Human Resources Management is an important function of organ­izational management. The way an organization uses its human resources for the development and implementation of its strategies can strongly affect its performance. Human Resources Management (HRM) in the context of a mar­ket economy is still a new concept in Albania.

About thirty years after the transition from a centralized economy towards a free-market economy, the job relations in Albania are undergoing important changes; therefore, businesses should be able to successfully face the fast de­velopment of technology, globalization effects, and the need to have an effi­cient and effective labour force to fulfill, in the best way possible, the econom­ic objectives. The role of the HR department is crucial towards such achieve­ments; however, this role and its potential towards organization success is not fully appreciated by the Albanian private sector companies and often the HR department is not existent, or its role is vague.

This paper uses literature review and quantitative research to analyse the role of the HR department as a key function of organizational management and to explore the extent of HR department presence in the big companies in Alba­nia, in the view of ownership and type of business activity.

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