This study, first published in 1986, examines and evaluates the personnel techniques and activities that were characteristic of one period in American industrial life. In later years these techniques and activities came to be known as personnel management or personnel administration. By these terms is meant the policies, procedures, and programs that were introduced by companies for the purpose of bringing about constructive and harmonious relationships between management and its own employees. This title will be of interest to students of business studies and human resource management.
Table of Contents
1. Economic Setting 2. Improvement of Plant and Working Conditions 3. Dining Facilities 4. Recreation and Employee Benefits 5. Hours, Incentive Wage Plans, and Supplementary Compensation 6. Selection, Training, Safety and Medical Work 7. Administration and Personnel Activities 8. An Appraisal