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To what extent is HRM different from conventional Personnel Management? Is it the same phenomenon in a different name and modern version?

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  • Submitted: 19/06/2006
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University Degree Human Resource Management

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ESSAY TITLE : To what extent is HRM different from conventional

Personnel Management? Is it the same

phenomenon in a different name and modern

version?

NAME : Quincy Pule

STUDENT No. : 803p5227

SUBJECT : Critical Human Resources Management

LECTURER : Mr. N. Jack

DEGREE : B.A.(Hons.)-Industrial Relations

DUE DATE : 25 August 2003

INTRODUCTION

To capture the theme of my essay, I will first distinguish between HRM and Personnel Management. Thereafter I will provide a general overview of management, interrogate the four dimensions of HRM, ie, inception, development, motivation and maintenance. It is also my intention to delve into the peculiarities of personnel management, which has at some stage grown both as an academic discipline and as a field of application in work organizations. Whether the two disciplines are similar or different, that will be discussed just before the conclusion.

DEFINITION OF HRM

According to Pieters, M.A. (1996:4), Human Resources Management can be defined as a process consisting of the dimensions of :

(i) "inception (getting individuals into the organization)

(ii) development (preparing employees to work effectively and

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