The Human Resources, Staff Training & Office Administration Department is the heart of the Corporation and it serves as a bridge between Management and Staff. As advocate for both the Corporation and staff, Human Resources must balance these two responsibilities daily and is charged with meeting the needs of both successfully.

Some of these responsibilities include:

Manpower Planning
It involves planning for the future and finding out how many employees will be needed in the future by the business and what types of skills should they possess.
It depends on the following factors:

1) The number of people leaving the job;
2) The projected growth in sales of the business;
3) Technological changes;
4) Productivity level of the workers.

Job Analysis and Job Description
HR Department is also involved in designing the Job Analysis and Job Description for the prospective vacancies. A Job Analysis is the process used to collect information about the duties, responsibilities, necessary skills, outcomes, and work environment of a particular job. Job Descriptions are written statements that describe the duties, responsibilities, most important contributions and outcomes needed from a position, required qualifications of candidates, and reporting relationship and co-workers of a particular job.

Determining Wages & Salaries

Recruitment & Selection
One of the most important jobs of the HR department is to recruit the best people for the organization. This is of crucial importance as the success of any organization depend on the quality of its workforce.
Performance Appraisal
Once the employees are recruited, the HR Department has to review their performance on a regular basis through proper performance appraisals. Performance appraisal is the process of obtaining, analyzing and recording information about the relative worth of an employee. The focus of the performance appraisal is measuring and improving the actual performance of the employee and also the future potential of the employee. Its aim is to measure what an employee does. On the basis of performance appraisal the HR Department will set up an action plan for each employee. If the employees needs any training then he provided that.

Training and Development
HR Department is constantly keeping a watch over the employees of the organisation. In order to improve the efficiency level of employees, they have to undergo regular training and development programmes. All training and development needs are carried out by this department. Training might include on the job or off the job training.
Employee Welfare and Motivation
Happy employees mean a healthy organization. HR Department conducts various employee welfare activities which might include staff socials, annual staff parties etc. HR department also reviews organizational policies and its impact on the motivation of the employees.
Addressing Employee Grievances
HR department is the link between the workers and management. Employee grievances related to the work environment are usually entertained and resolved by the HR Department.
Labour Management Relations
For the smooth operation of any organization, it is crucial to have good labour management relations. HR department has to ensure that these relations are cordial. In case of any labour-management conflict the HR Department will play a vital role in bringing both management parties to the negotiation table and resolving the issue.
Implementing Organizational Policies
HR Department has to coordinate with line managers to see that the organizational policies are being implemented in a proper manner. Disciplinary action can be initiated against employees who are not following organizational rules and regulations. All of these actions are conceived and implemented by the HR department.
Dismissal and Redundancy
HR Department has to take firm actions against employees who are not following the organizational code of conduct, rules and regulations. This can result in the dismissal of the employee. Sometimes, an organization may no more require the services of an employee. The employee may be made redundant. HR Department has to see that organizational and government regulations are being followed in this process.

The Bahamas Agricultural & Industrial Corporation has a current staff compliment of eighty-eight (88) employees who are stationed at nine (9) locations in Nassau, and the Family Islands:

Head Office & Training Centre - Old Trail Road, Opp. BTVI ⋅ BahamaCraft Center - Paradise Island ⋅ Freeport Office ⋅ Abaco Office ⋅ Exuma Office ⋅ Andros Office ⋅ Eleuthera Office ⋅ San Salvador Office