14th Oct 2011, 09:14
Human Resource Management (HRM, HR) is the management of an organization's employees.While human resource management is sometimes refereed to as a "soft" management skill, effective practice within an organization requires a strategic focus to ensure that people resources can facilitate the achievement of organizational goals. Effective human resource management also contains an element of risk management for an organization which, as a minimum, ensures legislative compliance.
14th Oct 2011, 10:26
Not sure what the point of this post is, so apologies for starting the ball rolling in what you will probably view as a not-appropriate manner.
Plagiarized unashamedly from another poster on the forum, because it's lucid:
'Human Resources' is an Americanism that spread from MBA types and universities. It is basically a dehumanising term which equates people to computers, office furniture and machinery. Once you define people as a commodity it is easier for Boardrooms to treat them as such. Sort of stuff bean counters love as they punch away at their calculators. HR people are learned and practiced in the art of manipulating employees towards Company ends. Propoganda is part of their toolbox of tricks. You may know that a company is becoming more 'people oriented' when they denounce these practices and move back towards 'Staff' departments.