ERIC Number: ED387865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
The Human Resource Cycle as Basis of Human Resource Development System.
The primary aim of human-resource-development systems in companies is to improve organizational performance through satisfying the development needs of individual employees. This paper presents findings of a study that looked at how human-resource-development systems worked in practice, in particular, how performance management, selection, appraisal, reward, and development were handled by companies and educational institutions. Companies in Slovenia, Holland, and Belgium were compared with universities and high schools in Slovenia and unidentified foreign countries. Data were collected through interviews with the human-resource manager in each firm, document analysis, and interviews with professors at universities foreign to Slovenia. In each of the organizations, human-resource policies were implemented in a way to support the strategic plans of the firm within the constraints established by the firm's environment. Staffing practices should be linked to long-term goals and objectives rather than to short-term needs. A mismatch between career-development practices and strategy can lead to unproductive workers. The excellent companies in the sample conducted their staffing, training, and development functions in ways that supported and contributed to each organization's major business strategy. Whether or not innovation is a key driving force of the firm should dictate whether the firm focuses on the specific task that an individual carries out or on the broader context within which the tasks are done. (Contains 21 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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