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Critical Human Resource Management

Critical human resource management
Sharon C.Bolton

Definition: A critical assessment of the managerial techniques used to coordinate and focus people's skills and abilities towards organisational ends.

What Is Human Resource Management?

In addition to the common comparisons between Personnel and HRM, there are many who believe that HRM is merely a return to the human relations school of management philosophy. It is certainly worth noting how obviously reminiscent the recent HRM literature is of the human relations school as writers advocate many of the same ‘must-dos’ and are open to the same criticisms. But HRM is different in some very fundamental ways – the human relations school or personnel management did not have such high expectations of their employees, and they had a limited perception ...

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