After reading this article you will learn about the organisation of personnel department. 

Organisation structure describes formal relationship. Personnel manager as the head of the personnel department exercises line authority over his own staff but in relation to other departments he is a staff expert expected to provide advice information on personnel matters.

Activities of Various Functionaries in HRM Department

The internal organisation structure of Personnel department varies widely depend­ing upon the nature and size of enterprise, its management philosophy and its external envi­ronment.


In a small firm, there may be an employment section within the production depart­ment, while in a medium sized firm a separate department headed by a personnel manager having personnel officers with few assistance and clerks etc. is sufficient. But in large company, HRM department may consist of several functionaries as shown in the chart.