Practices Of Human Resource Management

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Practices of Human Resource Management contribute to managing sustainability (corporate social responsibility) in the post bureaucratic era The emergence of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been a new movement within the past fifty years, created in order to assign greater corporate responsibilities to businesses (Carroll, 1993). From business models making the switch between bureaucratic to post-bureaucratic constructs, the perception of a business organization is the ‘creation of society’ which will only sustain by society itself ( (Benjamin J. Inyany, 2011). This has sparked interest in the possible role Human Resource Management can play in executing corporate social responsibility initiatives within the workplace. It is…show more content…
The switch between bureaucratic and post-bureaucratic organizational models has seen the rise in need for internal CSR initiatives for new workplace issues. This is where Human Resource Management is debated to help achieve embedding CSR initiatives into HRM practices to ensure the ongoing success and sustainability of a firm (IIona Buciuniene, 2012). Different approaches have been executed with Human Resource Management practices due to change in time and context (Townley, 1999). HRM in the Bureaucratic era focused on maximizing organizational success based on monetary gain; employing people merely as ‘resources’ (Paauwe, 2009). HRM practices in the post-bureaucratic era focuses on employment engagement and retainment to ensure the ongoing prosperity and sustainability of an organisation. To fulfill these goals practices had to incorporate stakeholder’s interests and needs; it was about seeing employees not as resources by as resourceful employees (Simmons, 2003). The shift is practices are referred to the swift between ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ HRM; hard HRM
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