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Strategies for improving the effectiveness of human resources.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9334, 1992 jan; :1-24
This review summarizes what has been learned from the large volume of empirical studies on the effectiveness of eight types of interventions intended to increase organizational effectiveness via changes in the management of human resources. The interventions concern the following: recruitment, selection, training, objective feedback, goal setting, reward systems, participative management practices, and organization development. An analysis of the relationship between coal mine productivity and safety is also presented. This analysis generally supports the view that good safety performance and high productivity are not imcompatible goals. In fact, safe mines also tend to be more productive and vice versa.
Productivity; Safety; Coal-industry; Personnel-selection; Training; Goals; Incentives; Industrial-management; Human-resources; Mining-industries; Coal-mining; Personnel-management
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9334
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