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Human resource management trends in Slovakia

Vol. 13, No 3, 2020


Katarina Stachova


Institute of Civil Society, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius,  


ORCID 0000-0003-4761-2509

Human resource management trends in Slovakia

Zdenko Stacho


Institute of Civil Society, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius,  


ORCID 0000-0001-5588-8340

Agota Giedrė Raišienė


Institute of Leadership and Strategic Management, Mykolas Romeris University, 


ORCID 0000-0002-4641-7616

Alexandra Barokova


Faculty of Management, Comenius University, 





Abstract. Human potential introduces an enormous range of knowledge, skills, predictable and unpredictable responses, ways of perception, experience, and behaviour. The human potential in the corporate environment, i.e. people and their complex positive and negative abilities are mostly constructive, but sometimes destructive creators of new values and new knowledge. The need to implement changes in management systems is a challenge and a condition for future competitiveness these days. In this paper, the authors focus on the cultural-historical development of human resource management from the time when people were only a secondary component of production to the present when they are a key element in maintaining competitiveness. A survey conducted between 2010 and 2019 analyses how human resource management in Slovak organizations has changed over the past decade. The survey revealed several findings. The most fundamental is the trend of increasing the size of human resource management units or personnel departments in organizations.


Received: January, 2020

1st Revision: May, 2020

Accepted: September, 2020


DOI: 10.14254/2071-8330.2020/13-3/21


JEL ClassificationO15, J24

Keywordshuman resource management, historical-cultural context of change, human potential management, current management trends, Slovakia