Quality in Human Resource Practice: a process perspective

Kjeld Nielsen

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Abstract: Quality in Human Resource Practice – a process perspective
The purpose of this article is to establish criteria for what quality in human resource practice (HRP) actually means. The general thesis is that quality in human resource practices is shaped within social processes in the HRM areas (recruitment, training, work environment etc.). Initially the concept of quality is defined in general on the basis of selections from the HRM literature, and then related to human resource practice. The question posed in the article is then answered using examples from case studies of human resource practice in industrial and service-related work processes. The focus in these studies is directed at behavioural processes between managers and employees, especially at individual and group level. The conclusion is that quality in human resource practice can be considered to be a social process, which includes two significant process criteria: In project of change, management has to consider involvement of the employees and their competency development as well as their motivation
Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe LEO-group, Aalborg University
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-90384-25-8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2012

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