— “Scientific management trend”, which claims that there is only one best way to deal with every issue and directs its efforts to finding this way and applying it on production process, underpins today’s management science. We still witness the effects of Taylor’s insights and theories, who is the pioneer of this trend, on modern management understanding. It is observed that traditional management understanding which was criticised by Taylor is completely ignored in the personnel selection process. Also, it is noticed that a more advanced level has been attained by using the scientific management methods which were pointed out by Taylor in the process of personnel selection. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the harmony of Taylor’s insights and techniques in modern management and portray the contributions of Taylor on human resources management in the personnel selection process.
— Frederick Winslow Taylor, scientific management approach, human resources management, personnel selection.
Hakan Turan is with the Hitit University, FEAS, Political Science and Public Administration, Çorum, Turkey (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Hakan Turan, " Taylor’s “Scientific Management Principles”: Contemporary Issues in Personnel Selection Period," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 3, no. 11, pp. 1102-1105, 2015.