Personnel function in a changing environment

  • 253 Pages
  • 2.83 MB
  • English
Pitman , London, Marshfield, Mass
Personnel manage
StatementTerry Lyons.
LC ClassificationsHF5549 .L96 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 253 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2839216M
ISBN 100273020234
LC Control Number84001009

Meaning of Personnel Management: The human aspect of any business organization, particularly a big corporate organization, needs special attention because of the complications and dynamism inherent in human beings.

The personnel function can be defined as the management of people at work — man­agement of managers and workers. Personnel management refers to the functions that many employers regard as Human Resources. These are the functions that the human resources staff perform relative to the organization's employees.

These functions include recruiting, hiring, compensation and benefits, new employee orientation, training, and performance appraisal : Susan M. Heathfield. Personnel management is an extension to general management.

It is concerned with promoting and stimulating competent work force to make their fullest contribution to the concern. Personnel management exist to advice and assist the line managers in personnel matters. Therefore, personnel department is a staff department of an organization.

A company's personnel function has to do with managing and motivating the members of the workforce in the organization. The term "human resource management" has come more into vogue than personnel, because the "personnel" paradigm is seen as an archaic way of managing workers, placing the priority on the company rather than the needs of the individual.

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Pre–World War II In the early 20th century and prior to World War II, the personnel function (the pre - cursor of the term human resource management) was primarily involved in record keep - ing of employee information; in other words, it fulfilled a “caretaker” function.

The Changing Role of the HR Function. Of all the support functions, the HRM (Human Resource Management) function is a critical component of any organization.

Apart from finance, which serves as the lifeblood of the organizational support functions, the HRM function more than any other support function, has the task of ensuring that the. The latter decades of the 20th century witnessed the evolution of human resource management, as distinct from personnel management.

Personnel management was an administrative oriented function basing itself of Taylors scientific management approach. However, the origins of human resource management dates to the industrial revolution when factory owners established a.

A Course Material On Human Resource Management. This note explains the following topics: Perspectives in Human Resource Management, Evolution of Human Resource Management, Challenges in Hrm, Role of Human Resource Manager, Human Resource Policies, The Concept of Best Fit Employee, Training and Executive Development, Sustaining Employee Interest.

The result of the increase in the rate of change in the business environment from causes such as natural disasters and global competition has been that companies must: An organization must remain flexible and able to _ to changing times and be successful Identify the principles of Henri Fayol's book General and Industrial Management.

The external business environment consists of economic, political and legal, demographic, social, competitive, global, and technological sectors. Managers must understand how the environment is changing and the impact of those changes on the business.

When economic activity is strong, unemployment rates are low, and income levels rise. The Author: Lawrence J. Gitman, Carl McDaniel, Amit Shah, Monique Reece, Linda Koffel, Bethann Talsma, James C.

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providing information and assistance to operating locations relating to the personnel function. ensuring the integrity of the computerized business system. Each Research Foundation operations manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the personnel function at the location.

These responsibilities include. HR departments, originally called personnel management, began at the turn of the century in an effort to help management negotiate with labor.

And. Competency: Lead assigned personnel. Description: Influence, guide, and direct assigned personnel to accomplish objectives and desired outcomes in. A function has an environment that can be changed from outside the function, but not inside the function itself. The environment is a property of the function and can be retrieved/set with environment().A function has at most one environment, but you can make copies of that function with different environments.

personnel management to human resource managem ent (hrm) HRM is the function within an organizat ion that focuses on recruitment of, management of, and providingAuthor: Taslim Ahammad.

changing economy also impacts on our living and working environment. A qualitative approach to research was followed in examining the implications of the changing economy on the field of human resource management, with the objective of developing a model for describing the role of human resource management in the new economy.

Historical Milestones In Hrm Development Frederick Taylor, known as the father of scientific management, played a significant role in the development of the personnel function in the early s. In his book, Shop Management, Taylor advocated. Farm management, making and implementing of the decisions involved in organizing and operating a farm for maximum production and profit.

Farm management draws on agricultural economics for information on prices, markets, agricultural policy, and economic institutions such as leasing and credit. It also draws on plant and animal sciences for information on soils, seed. Trends in the business environment.

The changing nature of work. Demographic, societal and work-force trends. The changing nature of the employment relationship.

Globalization of Business. A major environmental change that has taken place in the last fifteen years is. The traits which characterize personnel function today are: Organizations operate in an ever changing environment. Hence there is need for changing assumptions about organization structures also.

Modern organizations involving high technology and educated workforce require relatively flat and not pyramidical structures.

There is need for. In this environment, much of the HR role is transforming. The role of the HR manager, director, or executive must parallel the needs of his or her changing organization. Successful organizations are becoming more adaptive, resilient, quick to change direction and : Susan M.

Heathfield. This is “The Changing Role of Strategic Human Resources Management in International Business”, section from the book Challenges and Opportunities in International Business (v. For details on it (including licensing), click here.

Human Resource Management Gary Dessler 14th edition is an eBook on management studies. Its authors are Gary Dessler and Biju Varkkey.

Before presenting the review of 14th edition of this book let us see what HRM is. HRM is a complex of many management practices. It helps is recruitment, appraisal, training and many other tasks for the human. Human resources (HR) is the company department charged with finding, screening, recruiting and training job applicants, as well as administering employee-benefit programs.

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As companies reorganize Author: Will Kenton. Competency: Lead assigned personnel. Description: Influence, guide, and direct assigned personnel to accomplish objectives and desired outcomes in File Size: KB.

health organizations depend heavily on a variety of actors in their environment and, as a result, the task of adaptation is do not mean to imply, however, that mental health organizations are constantly adapting to their many instances their environments may remain stable and require littleas Hannan and Freeman ().

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT - Definition Personnel Management is the Planning, Organizing, Directing and Controlling Of the Procurement, Development, Compensation, Integration, Maintenance & Separation Of human resources to the end that individual, organizational, and societal objectives are accomplished.

and this is what most of this book is about—the more successful you will be in your personal and professional lives as an employee, a manager, or a Human Resource Manager. Today’s students want courses to have practical relevance. 4 So that is the focus of this book; we designed it to be the most relevant “how to” book you ever used.

opinion towards the workplace environment and its impact on performance. WORKPLACE OF TODAY Interestingly, the workplace of today is characterized by two opposing trends. On the one hand, employees are given leeway in the way they dress and act.

On the other hand, the management’s tendency to micromanage has increased. The Emerging Challenges in HRM Mrs. Ekta Srivastava, Dr. Nisha Agarwal Abstract This paper analysis the various challenges which are emerging in the field of managers today face a whole new array of changes like globalization, technological advances and changes in political and legal environment.

Five Trends That Are Dramatically Changing Work and the Workplace © Knoll, Inc. Page 1 The Changing Nature of Work My wife, a manager at Hewlett-Packard, usually has a two minute commute—a thirty foot walk from the kitchen up to her office.

She goes “to the central office” about once every other week, more to keep in touch.and Keywords Personnel selection is one of the most critical processes in the study of human work behavior because it determines the efficacy of many other issues of human resource management (e.g Author: Jesus F.

Salgado.Evidence from academic research and management experts in the United Kingdom and elsewhere confirms that the recent focus in work organizations on cost reductions through downsizing has changed the roles and structures of many human resources (HR) units. HR units have had to prove their contribution to the organization's bottom line, raise their profile, and be Author: Penny Tamkin.