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Measurement of Human Resources

1st Edition

Edited by W. T. Singleton, P. Spurgeon


376 pages

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The issue of physical resources is one of considerable interest in the field of human resource management, but the solution to such difficulties must depend upon the skills and enterprise of those in positions of management. The purpose of this book, first published in 1975, is to focus upon these skills and upon the issues involved in examining the utilisation of human resources.

The concept of human resources is an extremely broad one and there are many relevant disciplines. Each discipline provides information with respect to monitoring, developing or utilising the human resource. The set of papers in this volume will provide a source of reference for a wide range of research worker, practitioners and students in the total sphere of human resources as well as within the various disciplines represented.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction W. T. Singleton and P. Spurgeon; Section 1: Taxonomies of Resources; 2. Taxonomic Problems of Educational Systems Robert M. Gagné 3. Taxonomies for Training Robert D. Miller 4. Taxonomic Problems in Human Performance Research Edwin A. Fleishman; Section 2: Development of Resources; 5. Use of Resources in British Higher Education (with Particular Reference to Selection and Assessment) H. J. Butcher 6. Performance Criteria in the Context of Teacher Training P. Spurgeon 7. Military Training and Academic Studies at a Military Academy M. J. M. Daniëls and M. A. J. Van de Sandt 8. The Role of the Computer in Vocational Guidance W. T. Singleton 9. The Potential Use of Tailored Testing for Allocation to Army Employments M. C. Killcross and A. Cassie 10. Newspaper Headings Test: A Measure of Interests as Means in Educational and Vocational Planning H. Tan 11. An Analytical Technique for Industrial Training K. D. Duncan 12. A Classification Scheme for Decision-Making Tasks in the Chemical Industry A. Shepherd 13. The Representation of Working Storage and its Use in the Organization of Behaviour Lisanne Bainbridge 14. Analytical Problems of Work Design W. Rohmert 15. A Taxonomic Review of the Place of the Operator within a Man Machine System E. J. Caille and D. Kessler 16. Job Stress in Australian Organisations Erica M. Bates and B. N. Moore 17. Employee Involvement in Systems of Work Control P. Bowen 18. Some Psychological Factors in Unemployment J. P. Vercaemer, P. Verhaegen and G. Van Houdt 19. New Strategies for Leadership Utilization F. E. Fiedler, P. M. Bons and Linda L. Hastings; Section 3: Planning of Resources; 20. Application of Manpower Techniques in the British Civil Service A. R. Smith and G. W. Watson 21. An Empirical Model for Canadian Engineers’ Salaries F. E. Burke 22. The Allocation of Military Resources: Implications for Capital-Labour Substitution R. V. L. Cooper and C. R. Roll, Jr. 23. Manpower Planning within a Major Federal Department G. Uebe 24. Human Resources Accounting: A Tool for Measuring and Monitoring Manpower Utilization in a Business Environment M. Dierkes and R. Coppock; Section 4: Summary Papers; 25. Notes on Taxonomies for Interdisciplinary Communication F. E. Burke 26. A Concluding Commentary on the Conference Papers D. Wallis 27. Utilization of Human Resources: Summary and Comment E. K. Eric Gunderson; Overview W. T. Singleton and P. Spurgeon; Author Index; Subject Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Human Resource Management

The 40 volumes in this set, originally published between 1918 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of human resource management and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine interview techniques, staff appraisal, and workforce training and development. This set will be of particular interest to students of business studies and HRM.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Human Resources & Personnel Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture