Human Resource Management Term Paper by Peter Pen

Human Resource Management
A functional and theoretical overview of human resource management (HRM).
# 106169 | 6,320 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008
Published on Jul 29, 2008 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper explains that a key activity of the human resources management (HRM) function is deciding what staffing is needed. The paper describes many of the activities of this department and the supporting managerial theories. The paper differentiates between HRM, a major management activity, and human resource development (HRD), a profession. The author explores the tremendous changes over the past 20 to 30 years in the HRM function and HRD profession. Includes several illustrations.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary
Definition and function of Human Resource Management
Torrington and Hall define personnel management
Frederick Taylor, Hugo Munsterberg, Mary Parker Follet, and Elton Mayo. Hawthorne studies
Global village
Global work force
Cultural Environments
Ethical issues
The Psychological Contract
Job design
Functions of Human Resource Management
Communication between organization Issues and HRM
Roles Played by HR department
Competitive Advantage of HRM
Responsibilities Carried out by HRM Department
Objectives of HRM
Resource Acquisition
Resource Management
Resource Disposal
Topical Issue
Retaining Staff
The Planning Process
Costing Human Resource Requirements
Safety and Health
The Hiring Process
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Maslow Hierarchy of Needs and Herzberg's Motivation-hygiene Theory
Nature of Job Design
Job enlargement
Job enrichment
Job Rotation
Model for an enriched job
Leadership Effectiveness

From the Paper:

"The global work force has been changing dramatically. For example, in the U.S. it is more diversity racially, women are in the labor force in much greater numbers than ever before, and the average age of the workforce is now considerably older than ever before, and the average age of the workforce is now considerably older than before. As a result of these demographic shifts, HR management in organization has had to adapt to a more varied labor force both externally and internally and HR professionals must ensure that work/family programs are designed and implemented in a way that recognizes employees have "outside lives" and different values and needs."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Human Resource Management (2004) by Robert L. Mathis and John H. Jackson, 10th edition.
  • Human Resource Management (2005) by Barry Crushway.

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