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Cheryl Meheden

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MGT3050: Human Resources Management September 11, 2012 Chapter 1:  4 goals of today: o Define HRM o Explain historical development as HRM as a discipline o Investigate strategy considerations for deploying HRM elements o Identify challenges/influences affecting HRM practices  Working definition: o “HRM is managing people using systems aligned with the strategy of the firm in order to have a competent workforce in order to be successful/achieve goals of the firm.”  Historical development o Scientific management (Frederick Taylor)  Time & motion studies  What’s the most efficient way to do work  Focus on production  Focus on person (Hawthorne studies), human relations era Human resources era (contributors, more than just workers must be focused on employee development
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