The Idea Of Human Resource Management During The Industrial Revolution

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The idea of human resource management started out in the time of the industrial revolution when production at home changed to mass production in factories, with the invention of machines to do jobs that were once done by hand. With the boom in the textile industry and the versatility of cotton and now the innovation of the time saw the introduction of water and steam turbines to power machinery made it less expensive to produce textiles so made it more affordable to the masses so it increased demand. This lead to factories been established throughout Britain and lead to an influx of people in to cities for jobs, changing from agriculture to a demand for factory work. During the industrial revolution exploitation was rife and there was appalling conditions throughout industries as they sought to increase production. The increase in the use of children and women in the industries lead to the factory act of 1833 and further more acts in …show more content…
Like when dealing with pay and working conditions through trade unions, But with the change to human resource management there was a more unitarist and individualist approach due to high trust culture where workers are encouraged to believe they are important to the organisation. Through nurture and development this meant the policies and procedures were aimed at individuals with the aim of all workers working towards the same goal with no conflict
With personnel management it played a more reactive role adapting to needs on request and putting policies and procedures in at manager’s request but with a shift to human resource management it played a more long term role in the anticipation of organisational needs and was more innovative in the restructuring of an organisation in increasing communication between managers and

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