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The differences of Storey’s definition of HRM, Personal and IR Practices

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13.May, 2017 0 Best Articles

The differences of Storey’s definition of HRM, Personal and IR Practices

According to the Storey in year 1989, HRM can de distinguished into two main parts such as Hard HRM and the Soft HRM.  Here the Hard HRM is mainly focused towards the organizational costs associated with the human resources. On the other hand the Soft HRM has dealt with the human aspects of the HRM and it has founded that there is a high commitment of the employees regarding the soft HRM and low commitment on the Hard HRM as well. So the differences of the Storey’s definition of HRM and the personal and IR practices can be summarized as follows;

  Personal Management or IR practices HRM
Relationship Pluralist Unitary
Key Relations labor management customers
Decision Speed Slow Fast
Leadership Transactional Transformational
Key Managers Specialists Line manager
Communication Indirect Direct
Standardization High Low
Employee selection Separate Integrated
Pay Based on job evaluation Based on performance
Job Design Division of labor team works

Table 1.1 – HRM and the personal and IR practices


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