Hard approach to human resource management is a pragmatic perspective to human resource management which looks upon people as ‘resource’ and measures the tangible benefits accruing from their deployment.
The emphasis on
- To drive for economy and efficiency
- Adoption of a strategic approach that is in line with business strategy
- Obtaining value-adding services from people through targeted human resource development practices
The ‘soft’ model of human resource management traces its origin to the human relations school of administrative thought and emphasizes the development of healthy organizational culture by use of effective communication, motivation and leadership as primary sources of maximizing performance. It looks upon employees as ‘co-contributors’