Global Human Resources

Dennis R. Briscoe

in Management

ISBN: 9780199846740
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
Global Human Resources


Most of the management functions that are referred to as “human resource management” in the early 21st century have been around in various forms since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. In the early years, as business organizations grew in size and importance, the first of these functions—such as payroll, safety, company stores, and hiring—were performed independently by line managers without being “collected” within a separate managerial function. As they began to be organized under a common theme, they were originally referred to as “personnel management,” a term that is still used in some countries and by some companies. Then as personnel management increased in scope and as the business and organizational environment placed greater emphasis on the components of personnel management, the function came to be referred to as “human resource management” (HRM). (Most standard HRM texts contain some history and background of the development of HRM.)

Article.  17782 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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