What is personnel management?
Part of the Management, Work and Organisations book series (MWO)
As outlined in the Introduction, this book is concerned with contradictions and paradoxes in personnel management and HRM. Hence it is fitting to start with a paradox. The question ‘What is personnel management?’ may appear straightforward enough. But in many ways it is reminiscent of the old philosophy exam question and answer:
Is this a real question?
Yes, if this is a real answer!’
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© Karen Legge 1995