HROD. Kaley Weber. What makes a job a “good” job?. Beginnings of HR. Human Resources was first known to the world as Personnel Management or Personnel Administration. ( Summut p.9).
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Around the same time that all of this was taking place, some companies also felt that schools were poorly equipping students for their jobs. On the flip side, many schools also felt that jobs were not providing adequate opportunities for their graduating students.
This provided an outlet for vocationalists to inspire personnel management to take more interest in employee selection and career development.
Schools began keeping records on certain companies and both the workplace and the schools began to take an active participation in trying to match the “right people” to the “right job.” (Olgivie p.261-264)
DeVry University’s motto
“Where is the balance between being “an advocate for employees (helping them), keeping records of their activities (monitoring them), and finding ways to make workers more efficient and less wasteful (fixing them)?” (Olgivie p.261)
Can human resources serve both the interests of management and employees at the same time?
“Economic theorists are coming to recognise that the central process of
economic growth is not so much accumulation of material resources as upgrading
of human resources along with technology. People must acquire
modern horizons, working habits and, above all, technical skills. As they
do, the economy increases its productive capacity and flexibility.” – Donald B. Keesing
(Columbia University, 1967)
“One of the misconceptions of our cultural heritage is the notion that organizations exist solely to get work done. But every organization is also a social system that serves as an instrumentality for helping people meet human needs and achieve human goals.” (Knowles p. 115)
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