Definition of Personnel Management

Definition of Personnel Management
The staff, the books and the readers make up the fundamental trinity of a library. The success of a library largely depends upon the persons who are responsible for the effective use of a good collection of books in the hands of the readers. A library having good collections can not render best services to its readers without efficient and trained personnel. The basic aim of the library staff should be to place right book in the hands of the right readers at the right time.
‘Personnel management’ means the use of human resources in accomplishing the overall goals or mission of the organization.
According to Edwin B. Flippo in his book ‘personnel management’ defined “Personnel management is the planning, organizing, directing and controlling of the procurement, development, compensation, integration, maintenance and separation of human recourses to the end that individual, organizational and societal objectives are accomplished.”

According to Flippo, “Personnel management is the planning, organizing, compensation, integration and maintenance of people for the purpose of contributing to organizational, individual and societal goals.”

According to Brech, “Personnel Management is that part which is primarily concerned with human resource of organization.”


Functions of Personnel Management:

Personnel Management is a stafffunctions. It is advisory in nature. It recommends, cooperates and counsels.These responsibilities may take from the following activities:

  1. The formulation of policy and development of plans.
  2. Staffing, which includes selecting, recruiting, placing manpower and providing for their training and development.
  3. Controlling working conditions in order to develop and effectively utilize the services of personnel out the job.
  4. Providingvarious services to employees, seeking thereby to encourage self-improvementand increased efficiency.
  5.  Review and appraisal, including the maintenance of personnel research.

Md. Ashikuzzaman

Work at North South University Library, Bangladesh.

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