Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Strategic HRM HOSP2030. Importance of HRM. HRM has a dual nature: . . supports the organizationâ€™s strategy. represents and advocates for the employees. Strategic HRM provides a clear connection between the organizationâ€™s goals and the activities of employees .
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Fundamentals of Strategic HRM
HRM has a dual nature:
supports the organization’s strategy
represents and advocates for the employees
Strategic HRM provides a clear connection between the organization’s goals and the activities of employees.
HRM has four basic functions:
In other words, hiring people, preparing them, stimulating them, and keeping them.
Staffing has fostered the most change in HR departments during the past 30 years.
The goal is to have competent, adapted employees.
Job loyalty has declined over the past decade.
External Influences on HRM
External influences affect HRM functions.
decentralized work sites
changing skill requirements
“The only constant in life is change.”
When a union is present, employers can not fire workers for unjustified reasons.
Frederick Taylor developed principles to enhance worker productivity
Hugo Munsterberg devised improvements to worker testing, training, evaluations, and efficiency
Mary Parker Follett advocated people-oriented organizations
Elton Mayo’s Hawthorne Studies: dynamics of informal work groups have a bigger effect on worker performance than do wage incentives
The Hawthorne Studies gave rise to the human relations movement: benefits, healthy work conditions, concern for employee well-being.
promotes staffing activities, recruits new employees, but does not make hiring decision
helps workers adapt to change in the company’s external and internal environments
pays employees and administers their benefits package
ensures open communication within the company by fostering top management commitment, upward and accurate communication, feedback, and effective information sources
Interpersonal communication skills and ambition are two factors that HR professionals say advance their careers.
Organizations that spend money for quality HR programs perform better than those that don’t.
Make sure HR services match the overall
Four major HR positions
Four HR department areas
Four quality programs
Four HRM functions
Four external influences on HRM
staffing, training, motivation, maintenance
environment, laws, labor unions, management thought
employment, training, compensation, employee relations
assistants, generalists, specialists, executives
reward productive work
offer a flexible, work-friendly environment
properly recruit and retain quality employees
provide effective communications