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Strategic HRM

Based on Human Resource Management (4th Edition) by Alan Price - published by Cengage


This part of Human Resource Management provides a discussion of the basis, preparation and implementation of strategic HRM. Human resource management is closely identified with business strategy by many authors. In fact, HRM is typically distinguished from traditional personnel management by its concern with meeting business objectives in a strategic fashion.

The chapters in this section address a number of specific issues:

  • What is strategy?
  • What is the role of HRM in the strategic process?
  • How are human resource strategies prepared and implemented?
  • What is the relationship between strategic HRM and human resource planning?
  • How does HRM impact on the process of organizational change?
  • What is the role of HR practitioners in mergers and acquisitions?
  • How can behavioural change be achieved?
  • What strategies are available for recruitment and retention?
  • How are resourcing strategies prepared?

Strategic human resource management requires formulation of HR objectives, strategies and policies. These enable the provision of the skills and abilities needed to meet the requirements of an organisation's overall objectives. In other words, they provide the framework which ensures that an organisation's people needs are met. In modern organisations HR strategy is supported by information technology in the form of human resource information systems and workforce management systems.


People Strategies

Change Strategies

Resourcing Strategies

Strategy Articles

Proven Strategies for Staff Retention: Keep Your Top Talent Engaged and Happy
July 3 2023 - Read on to discover some of the best practices for retaining your best employees and building a strong, loyal team.

Four services that your small business should outsource
February 25 2021 - Rather than handling everything in-house, itís becoming more common to outsource certain jobs to external companies or expert freelancers.

The secret to successful planning in an uncertain future
November 5 2020 - The answer comes from changing the way business leaders plan and moving away from static planning to active planning.

Why digital transformation creates a retention problem for certain types of employees
September 9 2019 - There are different types of people within an organisation that are at risk of becoming alienated or otherwise unhappy during transformation periods.

Business Intelligence Trends: How has BI evolved?
September 7 2019 - BI enables companies to make actionable decisions using their own data, reaching business goals, achieving growth and becoming more profitable as a result.

How to Improve Your HR Department
July 4 2019 - Without a strong human resources department in place, you will make everything about running your business ten times harder than it needs to be.

Typical HR Issues & How To Overcome Them
June 8 2019 - There are a few more common problems that arise in today's day and age, which makes being aware of these problems and how to solve them crucial.

Staff retention strategies that actually work
June 8 2019 - Employee retention is one of the most crucial, and often overlooked, parts of running a successful company.

How businesses can survive the impending talent crisis
May 23 2019 - Businesses will fail if they don't work hard to retain the talent they have within the business.

Leading in a digital age
March 12 2019 - We live in fast paced times, where no business can - nor indeed should - avoid the implications, challenges and opportunities that come with embracing digital transformation.

How to Make Your Job as an HR Professional Easier
March 11 2019 - Recruiting and managing employees is an essential aspect of running a company, yet it can be underfunded and overlooked within many businesses.

How the sales industry should develop a long-term talent strategy
November 1 2018 - Finding the right talent for your organisation can be a tall order due to the increasing demand of skills for various job roles and the sales industry is no exception.

Turning the Tide on BI Failure
September 7 2018 - When does business information become a business disadvantage? Using today's Business Intelligence (BI) tools can be a bit like trying to drink from a fire hydrant - too much information, from all directions, with no control.

HR as a Business Partner
March 16 2012 - The term 'business partner' is often highlighted as an important aspect in discussions about the role of the human resource manager but being a 'business partner' needs wide business knowledge.

The HR Role in Public Sector Reform
January 19 2011 - Successive Governments have seen public sector HR as either a cost to be managed or a means of dealing with redundancies, but not as a crucial strategic function, according to a recent CIPD report.

'Go Lean' for the New Year
January 4 2009 - Consultants and professional services firms are reliant on their people. They are the core of their business, which is why many firms are keen to keep hold of their skilled staff.

Redundancy - A Guide For Employers
October 23 2008 - As the economy continues to spiral out of control and threats mount over a recession, many local businesses are looking at cutbacks in a bid to cope under financial pressure.

Measuring Human Capital
August 27 2007 - The majority of employers are failing to provide relevant information about their human capital thereby denying potential investors and other stakeholders the opportunity to fully assess the likely impact on future performance.

August 1 2007 - A study by Katerina Rüdiger for The Work Foundation suggests that perceived threats to UK employment from offshoring to developing countries such as India have been exaggerated.

Outsourcing Medical Records Threatens Lives
June 22 2006 - Thousands of lives are being threatened because of the 'dangerous practice' of sending medical notes overseas for typing, according to speakers at the UNISON annual conference.

New Views on Mergers and Acquisitions
April 4 2006 - Contrasting strongly with findings from the past 20 years, the current round of merger and acquisition (M&A) deals tend to be financially successful and generate more shareholder value, according to a study by London's Cass Business School.

HR Outsourcing
May 26 2005 - Outsourcing basic human resource services can be the key to achieving a more influential and strategic role for the HR function.

CBI says benefits of off-shoring outweigh drawbacks
November 8 2004 - 51% of responding companies say that the pressure to off-shore has increased over the past two years.


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