Guest Model of Hr

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P1.1 – Explain Guests model of HRM Guest (1987) shows a model of HRM that is commitment based, which is distinct from compliance-based personnel management. According to Guest, HRM is: * linked to the strategic management of an organization * seeks commitment to organizational goals * focuses on the individual needs rather than the collective workforce * enables organizations to devolve power and become more flexible * Emphasizes people as an asset to be positively utilized by the organization. Guest (1987) sees HRM as a distinct approach to managing the workforce and argues that, although personnel management will also select and train staff, it is the distinct approach in the selection and training that matters.…show more content…
In the initial stages, HRM, guided by humanistic considerations, was seen as a philosophy that development of people in an organization is a prime responsibility of management. This approach took the view that human beings should not be seen as a resource rather employee development is the responsibility of the employer. Over the years, emerged a modified: partly humanistic and partly business oriented approach. Which regards development of people as the most important asset for improving performance of the organization? In this respect the emphasis shifted to developing roles, role relationships,
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