Human Resource Management, a term which has been of much use of late is a very recent development if you look at the historical development of this branch of study.
It was after 1800 A.D. that the notion of personnel development came into being. It was originally initiated to take care of the women and their children who were working in factories. You might be thinking about the situation at that point of time. There were welfare officers whose job was to see that rights of workers, specially women were respected and taken care of.
Well, as organisations started to grow in size, personnel managers became active and up to the 1950’s personnel management covered the following services:
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What you know as Human Resources function in your organisation today has actually gone through this metamorphosis. It was during the 60’s and 70’s that the scope of personnel management grew. Gradual emergence of engineering and technology happened during this period. Slowly but steadily, the corporate culture of which you are a part of today, began to emerge. This led to a transformation of what was known as the personnel department of that time.
1980 to 2000:
The most drastic change in this area happened during this period. You are aware that IT outsourcing started during this time. This was a major contributor to the massive change that organisations witnessed. Human Resource Management started to be taken seriously with emergence of new theories concerning team building, motivation, job enrichment etc.
2000 to Present:
Technology, which has changed at lightning speed has brought about the changes seen post 2000. It was in this period that Human Resources began to been seen as a separate function altogether. Leaders assigned with Human Resource responsibilities in organisations were accepted to be in the same level as the heads of other functions like finance, engineering etc. The present role of Human Resource Management as you and I know of includes the following:
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Human Resource Management tools:
Technological changes which brought about the biggest change in transforming Human Resource Management has also played a role in the automation of Human Resource Management Systems. HRMS, developed by Vyrazu Labs is one such application. It is highly configurable, which can be customised according to your needs. It has been hosted on Enterprise and can be accessed from there. The tool is currently in use in many organisations of different sizes and automates the following processes:
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