Human Resource Management: A Human Approach To Human Resources

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1.1] INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT HRM revolves around human beings in the organisation. Since human beings are highly complex and dynamic, the management of men in the organisation is an important and challenging job. No two people are similar in mental abilities, feel differently, react differently, have different behaviours and they differ widely also as a group and are subject to many varied influences. Unlike machines, which can be controlled, people are responsive, they feel, think and act therefore they can not be operated therefore leading to the need for a tactful handing by management personnel. HRM is the comprehensive process of using a Human Approach for managing people of an organisation. Human Resources approach enables the management to view the people as an important resource. This approach enables the management to utilise the manpower not only for the organisational growth but also for the growth, development and satisfaction of employees. Thus, HRM is a system that focuses on development of personnel on one hand and effective management of people on the other hand so as to ensure human dignity in employment. According to Leon C. Megginson from the national point of view Human Resources as, “the knowledge, skills, creative abilities, talents and aptitudes obtained in the population; whereas from the view point of the individual enterprise, they represent the total of inherent abilities, acquired knowledge and skills as exemplified in
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