Human Resource Management in the 21st Century
From the paper:
“In today’s ever-changing business world Human Resource management is an integral part of a companies success or failure. Human Resources departments balance the demands of several different roles: business partner, internal consultant, operational and administrative expert and both employee and employer advocate. (Brown, 1998, para 8)
The modern ideas of HR management have their roots in early 20th century theorem and New Age innovation. The managing of people, as a resource vs. just personnel is an improvement pioneered in the latter half of the past century. Differing schools of thought exist on the best way to achieve HR enlightenment. Some value structures while others take a more free form approach. Whatever the dogma, the ultimate desired end result is a competitive advantage over the competition and staying power in a volatile business environment.