The HRM function and HRD profession have undergonetremendous change over the past 20-30 years. Many years ago, largeorganizations looked to the "Personnel Department," mostly to managethe paperwork around hiring and paying people. More recently,organizations consider the "HR Department" as playing a major role instaffing, training and helping to manage people so that people and theorganization are performing at maximum capability in a highly fulfillingmanner.Recently, the phrase "talent management" is being used to refer theactivities to attract, develop and retain employees. Some people andorganizations use the phrase to refer especially to talented and/or high- potential employees. The phrase often is used interchangeably with thefield of Human Resource Management -- although as the field of talentmanagement matures, it's very likely there will be an increasing number of people who will strongly disagree about the interchange of these fields.For now, this Library uses the phrases interchangeably.
Simply put, it is the observation and evaluation of a schoolemployee’s work behavior and accomplishments for the purpose of making decisions about the staff member. These decisions may includewage, salary, and benefit determinations; promotion, demotion, transfer,or termination actions; and coaching and counseling, training, or career development options.