Human Resource Management Notes Essay

3970 Words Mar 24th, 2014 16 Pages
MGMT 2718 Human Resource Management Notes

Introduction

People are our most valued resource
‘New’ emphasis on achieving organisational success through management of people
HRM as the ‘organisation’s conscience’ – where workers can expect to be treated with fairness
HR ‘Process’ – recruitment, selection, training and development, performance management, reward and motivation, redundancy
‘Hard’ – ‘military’ model – management as commander – dictates strategy, then HRM follows – quantitative emphasis on the numbers
‘Soft’ – HR managers may have influence on strategy
Conscience of the firm or a strategic partner

Issues of HRM

Often the benefits of HRM oversold
Employers may not be able to deliver on the promise of
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Productivity is an organisation’s total output of goods and services divided by its total inputs

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