Could the software company the characters worked with benefited from Human Resources type of management?
Yes, the company and employees would have benefited more Human Resource management opposed to the bureaucracy it was. By encouraging workers to work harder and getting rewarded for those benefits employees would be more inclined to be happier and not settle for the bare minimum. Since they were stuck in a position where they were not rewarded for excelling they never developed a yearning to excel in the company and were inevitable stuck. This is why Peter was promoted, he stuck out and was different.
“We get caught laundering money, we're not going to white collar resort prison. No, no, no. We're going to fucking federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison!”
This quote comes from a turning point in the movie where Michael conveys his concerns with implementing the software that will later rob this software company of over $300,000. Michael uses the communication as a channel to transfer information