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HR needs to get granular

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New Research has shown that Human Resources Management (HRM) tends to do best when it is tailored to the needs of individual departments, rather than operating on a ‘one- size-fits-all’ basis across an organisation.

The study published in the Journal of Business Studies Quarterly concluded that “Managers cannot simply assume that management practices and principles can and will work anywhere with the same results.”

Traditional model of good human resources management

Most traditional models of HRM have a central department or function that controls the policy for the organisation around issues like selective hiring, performance appraisal, compensation, rewards, and training and development. Further that these policies tend to apply across the organisation with little or no room for adaptability to different functions’ needs.

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