MGF 2661 Week 4 reading sheet.docx - MGF 2661 COMPULSORY READING QUESTIONS Week 4 Week 4 Reading b Guest D(2017 Human resource management and employee

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MGF 2661 COMPULSORY READING QUESTIONSWeek 4Week 4 Reading b: Guest, D. (2017) Human resource management and employee well-being: towards a new analytic framework. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(1), pp. 22-36.Guest focuses on the role of HRM in creating employee wellbeing. What arguments does Guest make for the focus on employee wellbeing? Throughout the piece, Guest focuses on how HRM needs to give greater priority to promoting employee well-being. He has 3 main arguments which are:1.Ethically, It is the right thing to doBeer et al (2015) says that most HRM studies sole purpose has been to improve financial return for shareholders, often neglecting interests of stakeholders including their ‘well-being’. The management of employees for their benefit and for the benefit of their organisations (Nankervis et al.) “SHRM views employees as resources that need to be squeezed of their economic value”. Guest describes this as typically employees being an means to an end.
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