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Why is there a need for the presence of a relationship between strategic human resource management and strategic management, how can we make this relationship come about?
To address my research question on why there is a need for the presence of a relationship between strategic management and strategic human resource management, and how we can make this relationship come about. Firstly, I started off by defining the two concepts of human resource management as well as strategic management. Secondly, I discussed the organisational history and the role of HR in the past, and where it (HR) is going. Thirdly, I discussed the existence, importance and implication of this relationship. Lastly, I discussed the means of making this relationship come
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Whereas, human capital management refers to the productive use of people to achieve organisational goals. Strategic human resource management focuses on organisation-wide human resource concerns and addresses issues that are related to short and long-term, this is particularly useful for designing specific HR programmes, systems and policies. Line executive is the most important constituent for the HR function. Therefore, this supports the proactive approach where HR professionals participate in the strategic planning process and can potentially influence the formulation of the company strategy. (Bothma, Brewster, Grobler, Holland and Warnich; 2012…show more content…
It is also significant to duly note that without a strategic management process, the HR strategy formulation and implementation would be futile, because the HR strategy is built upon the foundation of a strategic management process. The core elements of strategic management are the vision and mission statements. Therefore, we can deduce that a house cannot be built without a foundation.
As the organisation is moving towards a proactive approach, the HR department needs to be recognised as a core function to address its strategic responsibilities. Therefore, the HR department will need to get its operational house in order, before it can concentrate on strategic human resource management formulation and implementation.
Strategic human resource management consists of three tasks which are: assuring that the issues and implications of various alternatives or proposals are thoroughly considered when making decisions, establishing goals and action plans to support the business strategy, and the adequate implementation of action plans by working with line
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