Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.
Strategic HRM is often described as a process of aligning human resources and human behaviour more closely to the strategic and operating objectives of the organisation. Strategic HRM is about the alignment of people activity as closely as possible with the direction, purpose, and objectives of the organisation in order to achieve a competitive advantage.
Business strategy is sometimes described in terms of the application of a specific approach to understanding what the future holds and thereafter deciding on how the business should position itself relative to that [Page 253]‘known’ future. However, it would be too simplistic to take that as the only view as there are many different possibilities for how strategy should be determined, if indeed it can be determined at all. ...