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Rock and ore (human resource management at Nucor)
Article Type: Abstracts From: Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 16, Issue 4.
Kelly H. People Management (UK), 10 January 2008, Vol. 14 No. 1, Start page: 30, No. of pages: 4Purpose - Profiles Nucor, the US steel firm and its approach to human resource management which supports employee problem solving, innovation and intrapreneurship and develops high levels of motivation among them. Design/methodology/approach - Underlines the commitment of Nucor to encouraging its employees to come up with product and process improvements. Describes how the companies recruitment and employee development systems support this. Also describes how the company delegates responsibility for most human resource management matters to line managers, its emphasis on team self-management, and the processes it has set up to enable all employees to share any best practice that they have discovered. Findings - Argues that this emphasis on self-management and self-actualization is key to the high motivation of Nucor employees. Originality/value - Sets out an unusual approach to human resource management. ISSN: 1358-6297 Reference: 37AD396
Keywords: Human resource management, Employee involvement, Self-managing teams, Problem solving, Steel industry, United States of America