Human Resources

A Four Section View of Human Resource Management

The Traditional vs. The New

The traditional view is personnel management which is a group within the organization that helps employees by seeing to their welfare and by seeking to help them perform on the job. Personnel management is involved in recruitment of individuals to fill staffing holes and to make sure that those employees have all the tools they need to be successful in their position within the company (Bach & Sisson, 2000, 3).

The new view that most organizations have is that they should focus more in human resources than personnel management. Human resources traditionally is a part of the organization that is more concerned with assisting behind the scenes than being involved directly with employees (Mathis & Jackson, 2007, 6). They give the employee the information that they need and no other. Of course, human resources has...
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