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Limitations to the concept of strategic hrm - strategic human resource management - Manu melwin joy

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The concept of strategic HRM appears to be based on the belief that the formulation of strategy is a rational and linear process. This indicates that the overall HR strategy flows from the business strategy and generates specific HR strategies in key areas.

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Limitations to the concept of strategic hrm - strategic human resource management - Manu melwin joy

  1. 1. Limitations to the concept of Strategic HRM Strategic Human Resource Management
  2. 2. Prepared By Kindly restrict the use of slides for personal purpose. Please seek permission to reproduce the same in public forms and presentations. Manu Melwin Joy Assistant Professor Ilahia School of Management Studies Kerala, India. Phone – 9744551114 Mail – manu_melwinjoy@yahoo.com
  3. 3. Limitations to the concept of Strategic HRM • The concept of strategic HRM appears to be based on the belief that the formulation of strategy is a rational and linear process. This indicates that the overall HR strategy flows from the business strategy and generates specific HR strategies in key areas.
  4. 4. Limitations to the concept of Strategic HRM • The process takes place by reference to systematic reviews of the internal and external environment of the organization, which identify the business, organizational and HR issues that need to be dealt with.
  5. 5. Limitations to the concept of Strategic HRM • But strategic HRM in real life does not usually take the form of a formal, well articulated and linear process that flows logically from the business strategy, as Mintzberg (1987) and others have emphasized.
  6. 6. Limitations to the concept of Strategic HRM • The research conducted by Gratton et al (1999) in eight British organizations established that ‘In no case was there a clearly developed and articulated strategy that was translated into a mutually supportive set of human resource initiatives or practices.’ Strategic fit is a good idea but one that is difficult to attain.

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