Human Resources Management – Then and Now

There is no longer any question about the importance of effective human resources management in today’s business environment. Attracting, developing and retaining qualified and motivated employees has become a mantra in the successful organization. But, what is effective human resources management?

A Brief History

The Human Resources function, or as it was called — the Personnel Department, was typically seen as a purely administrative function that was called upon by the rest of the organization to hire staff, keep records and help managers fire people.

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Ken Duff is the founder and Chief Product Architect for HR-DEPT.COM which provides HR admin support services to a wide range of North American based employers serving employee populations globally.


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