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Adventures in Complexity by Lesley Kuhn
Human resources is a term used to describe the individuals who comprise the workforce of an organization, although it is also applied in labor economics to, for example, business sectors or even whole nations. Human resources is also the name of the function within an organization charged with the overall responsibility for implementing strategies and policies relating to the management of individuals (i.e. the human resources). This function title is often abbreviated to the initials 'HR'.

Human resources is a relatively modern management term, coined in the 1960s.[citation needed] The origins of the function arose in organizations that introduced 'welfare management' practices and also in those that adopted the principles of 'scientific management'. From these terms emerged a largely administrative management activity, co-ordinating a range of worker related processes and becoming known, in time as the 'personnel function'. Human resources progressively became the more usual name for this function, in the first instance in the United States as well as multinational corporations, reflecting the adoption of a more quantitative as well as strategic approach to workforce management, demanded by corporate management and the greater competitiveness for limited and highly skilled workers.

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Personally, I hate the term but it is in such common use that I cannot totally avoid it.



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The pages on this website are categorized into one or more of nearly 100 categories (themes or topics). This page below displays a list of other pages that belong to the Human Resources category. You may view the list of pages belonging to another category by selecting the category in which you are interested from the drop-down 'Categories' menu at the top of this page.

Blog Post
  People are people - not things!
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 17 May 2003

  Knowledge management: Is HR in the know?
Gurteen Knowledge-Log, David Gurteen, 10 June 2007

  Call people - PEOPLE - not capital!
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 12 May 2010

  Don't use standardized appraisal forms
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 24 May 2011

  We are not human resources or human capital. We are human beings.
Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 27 May 2012

Book
  21st century management (Dec 2010) by Moria Levy 
A personal blog

  Adventures in Complexity (Jun 2009) by Lesley Kuhn 
For Organisations Near the Edge of Chaos

  Human Resource Champions (1997) by Dave Ulrich
The Next Agenda for Adding Value and Delivering Results

  Introducing Management, 3Ed (May 2006) by Kate Williams 
A Development Guide

  Knowledge is Fun (April 2017) by G.S.Krishnan 
10 Playful Cartoons of CKOs Paul and Mani

  Life-Changing Conversations (Mar 2012) by Sarah Rozenthuler 
7 strategies for talking about what matters most

  Making Innovations Happen (July 2015) by Ravi Arora 
Fostering innovations by inducing foresight

  Organization Design (Nov 2004) by Naomi Stanford 
The Collaborative Approach

  Organizations Don't Tweet, People Do (Feb 2012) by Euan Semple
A manager's guide to the social web

  Personal Knowledge Capital (Jul 2012) by Janette Young 
The inner and outer path of knowledge creation in a web world

  Putting Stories to Work (March 2016) by Shawn Callahan 
Mastering Business Storytelling

  The Effective Manager (Feb 2009) by Sarah Cook 

Category
  Human Resources [28 items]

Link
  CIPD
Chartered Institute of Personnel Development

  HR-Guide
Contains links to internet based resources for HR professionals

  HRMGUIDE
UK Human Resource Portal

  Institute of Personnel & Development
Institute of Personnel & Development (IPD)

  SHRI
Singapore Human Resources Institute

  STADA
Singapore Training & Development Association

  The Performance Management Group (TPMG)
UK performance management consultancy

Media File
  Dilbert on Human Capital
Dilbert Comic Strip on Collaboration

Past Event
  3rd Annual Oil & Gas HR Forum
04 - 06 Feb 2015, Fleming Europe 
Vienna, Austria

  3rd LatAm HR In Energy
23 Sep - 24 Jul 2015, Fleming Gulf 
Rio De Janeiro, Brasil

  8th Edition MENA HR Summit
12 - 14 Oct 2015, Fleming Gulf 
TBA, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  HR Winners Africa Conference
Making Africa a better place to work
11 - 12 Nov 2015, Fleming Europe 
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

  4th Annual Oil & Gas HR Forum 2016
23 - 25 Feb 2016, Fleming. 
Vienna, Vienna, Austria

  Talent Management in Manufacturing
Revitalizing Manufacturing Competitiveness
07 - 08 Apr 2016, Fleming. 
Chicago, United States

  Driving Value in HR Shared Services
26 - 29 Apr 2016, Equip Global Singapore 
Singapore, Singapore City, Singapore

  Certified Strategic Human Resource Professional (SHRP)
International Training Course
11 - 15 Jul 2016, Fleming 
Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

  2nd Annual HR Winners Africa Conference
Cracking Africa's Talent Challenges
21 - 22 Sep 2016, Fleming. 
Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

  7th HR Minds Employee Engagement Forum
01 - 02 Jun 2017, GLC - Global Leading Conferences 
Joan Muyskenweg 10 1096 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  7th HR Minds Employee Engagement Forum
01 - 02 Jun 2017, GLC - Global Leading Conferences 
Joan Muyskenweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  HR Leadership Summit 2019
28 - 30 Jul 2019, Opal Group 
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, San Diego, United States

Person
  Dave Ulrich Human Resource Management Educator & Consultant

Quotation
  We are not human resources by Henry Mintzberg 

Report
  Social Strategies in Action: Driving Business Transformation (August 2013) by Dr Bonnie Cheuk 

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