Historical Development Of Hrm And Germany Shaped Its Current Practices Essay

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How has the particular historical development of HRM in Germany shaped its current practices? Current Human Resource Management (HRM) practices in Germany are adapted to its traditional management culture (Muller 1999). This includes recruiting the best, pay setting, training, and development, focussing on performance, mobility enterprise (Giardini et al 2005; OECD 2012). Also, by creating ethics inclusive of quality, performance, trade interest, and technological expertise, German business shows it believes in performance and quality (Festing 2012b). The aim of this essay is to explore that; how has the particular historical development of HRM in Germany shaped its current practices? I argue that a particular historical development of HRM in Germany has shaped its current practices to the benefit of business development today. In the first section, I explore the past impact of the welfare phase of the 1920s to the 1980s on shaping a consensus based underpinning to HRM practices. In the second section, I start with actual HRM practice and its benefit to the business development, give reasons why this happened, and its implications for present practice. The last section draws a link between past development and present HRM practices that have sustained business. Labour welfare between 1920 and 1939 in Germany was a result of an accumulation of labour problems (unskilled labour, female labour, low pay, poor training and limited social advantage) that started with the

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