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Business Environment

Business Environment: everything outside a business organization which interacts with that organization. Traditionally, human resource managers have been closely involved with employment legislation, industrial tribunals, and trade unions at a functional level. HRM's strategic emphasis requires a focus on other environmental variables. Government economic, social security, education and training policies affect the availability, cost and quality of available employees. International competition, strategic alliances and supranational organizations such as the European Union are exercising increasing influence on people management.

See also:

Balanced Scorecard
Benchmarking
Best Practice
Business Process Reengineering
Competitive Advantage
Confucian Dynamism
Congruence

Based on the glossary section of Human Resource Management, 4th edition.

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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management, 4th edition
by Alan Price
 Covers all the key aspects of HRM. Available from:
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Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
 Shortened version of Human Resource Management - concise analysis for non-specialists and one-semester courses.
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