HRM in Russia over a Century of Storm and Turmoil: A Tale of Unrealized Dreams.
The chapter describes the history of human resource management in Russia over the past 120 years.
This volume contains country studies of the historical development of human resource management (HRM) in seventeen different nations. The nations span all regions of the world and each chapter is written by a national expert. Primary attention is given to HRM developments in industry, but university research and teaching are also covered. Human resource management is defined broadly to include industrial relations and each chapter places the historical development of HRM in a broad political, social, and economic context.
The article considers recruiting via internet as an organizational innovation in Russian companies. Using data from the survey of employers and RLMS-HSE, we measured the scale of internet-use by employers for recruiting and by employees for job-search, and the factors influencing them. In general, characteristics of employees and workplaces were matching. Amid companies, the internet use was more common in the retail sector, among privately owned and financially successful firms. The internet was more actively used by workers with higher or specialized education from big cities. Internet search complements other search channels and has become the second most popular channel after searching through relatives and friends.
This article is the attempt to trace the evolution of attitudes to bureaucracy and bureaucratic organization in the works of classical and contemporary economic theory and sociology, as well as to answer the question about the mutual influence of the human factor and the properties of bureaucratic organization. The article pays attention to the emergence and development of the term “bureaucracy” and to the features of models of effective bureaucratic organizations of various authors. We invite your attention to the results of some field studies that demonstrate the discrepancies between the ideal model of bureaucracy and functioning organizations. However, the authors conclude that the bureaucratic structure is able not only to restrict individual freedoms, but to protect its interests and provide opportunities for self-realization.