Human resource management – development tendencies and future perspectives

Thom, Norbert (2001). Human resource management – development tendencies and future perspectives. Management: Journal of Contemporary Management Issues, 6(1-2), pp. 155-175. Faculty of Economics

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The dynamics with which changes are taking place in companies has led many managers to better appreciate the necessity and the advantages of comprehensive human resource management. This pressure to change has also helped to generate numerous social innovations within the field of human resource management. The call for each sub-area to play its part in increasing the value of the enterprise is setting new accents in human resource management. The main starting points for increasing the value of an enterprise lie in improving productivity, employee creativity, and motivation. The author bases his ideas on a model of the sub-functions of human resource management used at his own institute, which is subdivided into three basic categories: process functions, cross-section functions, and meta-functions. The human resource management functions discussed can have a positive impact on the above aims. Productivity, for example, is increased through personnel development and personnel placement measures. Personnel retention instruments (incentive systems) are almost certain to have an impact on motivation. Ways to influence creativity include selection measures (looking out for candidates with creative potential during the recruitment process) and personnel development measures (consciously enhancing a person’s capacity for interdisciplinary thinking, practicing creative techniques).

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Journal Article (Original Article)


03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Organization and Human Resource Management

UniBE Contributor:

Thom, Norbert


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations




Faculty of Economics




Claudia Probst

Date Deposited:

26 Mar 2018 12:18

Last Modified:

05 Dec 2022 15:03

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