Human Resource Management

Debra J. Cohen, Alexander Alonso, Montrese Hamilton and David S. Geller

in Management

ISBN: 9780199846740
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
Human Resource Management


Human resource management (HRM) is a professional field consisting of both academic study and practitioners. The HRM profession is responsible for the interface between employees in an organization and the policies and procedures of that organization, overseeing everything from staffing to compliance, to performance management, to total rewards, to a myriad of other workforce issues and processes. In addition to the day-to-day workforce issues covered by HRM, there is also a strong strategic component to the function. HRM professionals operate as strategic business partners in an organization, providing guidance, advice, and direction that add value to organizational processes. The study of HRM has increased since the late 20th century, as has research of specific HRM issues. However, significant gaps in research exist in many areas of HRM practice.

Article.  13305 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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