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Hrm Notes - Revision

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BMO3302 – HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Topics:
  * Introduction to HRM – Evolution of HRM
  * Context of HRM
  * Occupational Health & Safety
  * Industrial Relations: Frameworks & Practices
  * HRP
  * Work design challenges in global environment
  * Attraction & Retention
  * Effective Employee Selection
  * HRD
  * Evaluating HRM
Topics:
  * Introduction to HRM – Evolution of HRM
  * Context of HRM
  * Occupational Health & Safety
  * Industrial Relations: Frameworks & Practices
  * HRP
  * Work design challenges in global environment
  * Attraction & Retention
  * Effective Employee Selection
  * HRD
  * Evaluating HRM
Revision Notes 2012

Chapter 1 – Evolution of HRM
MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN AUSTRALIA WORK PLACE

Stage 1 (1900-1940s): Personnel functions were performed by supervisors, line managers and early specialists.

Stage 2 (1940s-mid-1970s): beginning of specialist & more professional approach to personnel management in Australia. Expansion of necessary personnel functions for post-war economy (welfare, recruitment, selection, training)
  * Scarcity of labour for essential industries such as munitions & food
  * More women became involved
  * Returning soldiers had few work skills
  * Employers began to focus on the importance of a wider range of personnel functions (government initiatives & post-war requirements for skilled employees in developing economy)
  * provision of welfare services for employees – a means of attracting and maintaining employees, ensuring their continued productivity
  * Adoption of overseas theories – scientific mgmt., behavioural science & human relations; and emergence of professional associations & courses.

Stage 3 (mid-1970s-late 1990s): turbulent business and economic environments.
  * Severe competition from US, Europe and emerging Asian markets.
  * Professional associations & training institutions (TAFE...

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