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Summary Evidence based HRM, What (do) we know about people in workplaces

- Brigitte Kroon
ISBN-13 9789462406247
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  • 1 Evidence based HRM

  • 1.1 Introduction

  • What are employment relationships?
    The exchange relationships of reciprocal nature between those performing the work (employees) and those who offer it (employers) in the aim of realizing organizational goals.
  • HRM (Human resource management)
    This is the sum of all strategy, policy, procedures and day to day acts that aim to guide employment relations in organizations towards the goals of the organization, while ensuring alignment with contextual conditions (organization characteristics, competition, labour markets)
  • What is needed for employment relations to begin?
    Employment relationships commence after negotiated exchange involving employment contracts and social-relational agreements.
  • What is a factor of great importance for organizations to realize their goals?
    The performance and effort of people, employees, can lead to the achievement of organizational goals.
  • 1.3 The origins of evidence-based management

  • Which event in history, around the 19th century, has had an impact on employment relationships?
    Industrialization, factory workers had bad working conditions due to the profit-based mindset of employers. Eventually, workers came together in unions and began to strike. Managers met demands -> employment (industrial) relations.
  • What research for the 20th century is Mayo known for?
    The Hawthorne studies, suggesting that social psychological effects (more attention for workers) are stronger than work design effects or economic incentives. This is the basis for HRM.
  • How would you describe the relationship between personnel satisfaction and organizational performance?
    There can be seen a positive correlation:

    Employee satisfaction -> better employee performance -> better organizational performance
  • What did Hoselid teach us in 1995 obout HRM?
    "Organizations that use more HRM bhest practices perform better financially" More HRM = 20% more value.
  • What are human resource practices?
    All policies and procedures used to manage employment relations. It is more than a written policy. Managers and employees initiate, use and change HR practices. HR practices aim to improve certain things.
  • Why are the Google offices a good strategy?
    The layout of the offices is backed up by science, it is a human resource practice aimed at stimulation creativity, innovation and recruitment
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