ERIC Number: ED282292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
The Personnel Function: Practitioners, Practices and Participants.
Robson, Donald L.
This chapter of "Principles of School Business Management" examines the manager's role in an organization (particularly in a school district), organizational structure and environment, and behaviors and motivations of the groups and individuals who populate the organization. The chapter first addresses the personnel functions performed by the administrators responsible, reviewing personnel management goals and the importance and character of management behavior and leadership style. Eleven major functions of personnel management in educational administration (as listed by Castetter) are reviewed next, and appropriate practices to follow in performing each function are discussed. These 11 functions are (1) staff planning, (2) recruitment, (3) selection, (4) induction, (5) appraisal, (6) development, (7) compensation, (8) collective negotiation, (9) security, (10) continuity, and (11) information processing and dissemination. The chapter concludes with a look at the personnel being managed. Basic theories of motivation are reviewed. Twenty-one footnotes cite relevant references. (PGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.
Note: Chapter 11 of "Principles of School Business Management" (EA 019 320).