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Resourcing Strategies

Chapter 13 of Human Resource Management in a Business Context (3rd Edition) by Alan Price - published by Thomson Learning



The purpose of this chapter is to:
- Provide an overview of employee resourcing atrategies
- Discuss the purposes and methods of human resource planning
- Outline the process of job analysis
- Debate resourcing strategy in the context of staff retention and redundancy


  • Resourcing
  • Environmental constraints on resourcing
  • Resourcing and the flexible organization
  • Resourcing strategies
  • Types of resourcing strategy
  • Human resource planning
  • People as numbers
  • Forecasting methods
  • Employee turnover
  • 'Soft' planning
  • Resourcing information
  • Researching the job
  • The job description
  • Researching people
  • Selectors and strategies
  • Strategies for redundancy
  • Planning for redundancies
  • Redundancy and retention
  • International organizations and redundancies
  • Summary

    Employee resourcing is a wider issue than recruitment and selection. In this chapter we discussed strategies for determining resourcing from either the internal or external employment markets. We considered a variety of models for resourcing strategies. We also discussed some approaches to human resource planning and the use made of information collected during the resourcing process. We reviewed the issue of retention, staff turnover and wastage in terms of measurement, forecasting and action. Some of the limitations of job descriptions and personnel specifications were identified. Finally, we considered redundancies as an aspect of resourcing strategy.


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