Human Resources Analysis

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One major concern about consid.ering people as assets or resources is that they will be commod.itized., objectified. and. abused.. Some analysis suggests that human beings are not "commod.ities" or "resources", but are creative and. social beings in a prod.uctive enterprise. The 2000 revision of ISO 9001, in contrast, requires id.entifying the processes, their sequence and. interaction, and. to d.efine and. communicate responsibilities and. authorities. In general, heavily unionised. nations such as France and. Germany have ad.opted. and. encouraged. such approaches. Also, in 2001, the International Labour Organization d.ecid.ed. to revisit and. revise its 1975 Recommend.ation 150 on Human Resources D.evelopment, resulting in its "Labour is…show more content…
evolved. first in 18th century Europe from a simple id.ea by Robert Owen and. Charles Babbage d.uring the ind.ustrial revolution. These men knew that people were crucial to the success of an organization. They expressed. that the well being of employees led. to perfect work. Without healthy workers, the organization would. not survive.[5] HR later emerged. as a specific field. in the early 20th century, influenced. by Fred.erick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915). Taylor explored. what he termed. "scientific management" others later referred. to "Taylorism", striving to improve economic efficiency in manufacturing jobs. He eventually keyed. in on one of the principal inputs into the manufacturing process—labor—sparking inquiry into workforce…show more content…
to make a business case for strategic workforce management, changes in the business land.scape (à la And.rew Carnegie, John Rockefeller) and. in public policy (à la Sid.ney and. Beatrice Webb, Franklin D.. Roosevelt and. the New D.eal) had. transformed. the employer-employee relationship, and. the d.iscipline became formalized. as "ind.ustrial and. labor relations". In 1913 one of the old.est known professional HR associations — the Chartered. Institute of Personnel and. D.evelopment (CIPD.) — started. in England. as the Welfare Workers' Association; it changed. its name a d.ecad.e later to the Institute of Ind.ustrial Welfare Workers, and. again the next d.ecad.e to Institute of Labour Management before settling upon its current name in 2000.[9] Likewise in the United. States, the world.'s first institution of higher ed.ucation d.ed.icated. to workplace stud.ies — the School of Ind.ustrial and. Labor Relations — formed. at Cornell University in 1945.[10] In 1948 what would. later become the largest professional HR association — the Society for Human Resource
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