Strategic HRM

This discipline covers the concepts and practices that guide and align Human Resource Management philosophy, tactical planning and practice with the strategic and long term goals of the organization, with a particular focus on human capital. It deals with the macro-concerns of the organization regarding structure, quality, culture, values, commitment, matching resources to future needs and other longer term people issues. Strategic HRM gives direction on how to build the foundation for strategic advantage by creating an effective organizational structure and design, culture, employee value proposition, systems thinking, an appropriate communication strategy and preparing an organization for a changing landscape, which includes downturns and mergers & acquisitions. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility come within the ambit of this discipline, especially with reference to organizational values and their expression in business decision making. Strategic HRM emphasizes organizational codes of ethics, managing the societal impact of business decisions, philanthropy and the role of the human resource professional in improving the quality of life of employees, their families and the community at large.

Articles

Competencies that HR professionals need to be successful

Author: Anu Kanayath, HR, Ricoh Innovations Pvt Ltd.

COMPETENCIES THAT HR PROFESSIONALS NEED TODAY TO BE SUCCESSFUL

In today’s ever changing professional world there is an increasing need for HR...

Human Resources Capability Building: Some Essential Directions

By Aneeta Madhok,

1/11/2013

HR Professionals are generally very ‘nice’ people. They feel drawn to this profession because of deeper concerns with human wellbeing and an attraction to working with people issues. The nature of work interface usually makes them warm and kind, with a heart full of empathy and compassion. They drive...

You Can’t Clap with One Hand!

By Mohinish Sinha

Research Papers

17/9/2013

For culture to be an organization’s competitive advantage, it should be supportive of the kind of business the organization is in and further its strategic vision. This SHRM India white paper in collaboration with the Subject Matter Experts, explores the role of leaders in shaping organization culture and examines the...

1/2/2005

The purpose of this research, titled The Maturing Profession of Human Resources: Worldwide and Regional View Survey Report, was to get a snapshot of the background of HR practitioners around the world, how they chose HR as a career and how they maintain their competencies in order to play a strategic role.

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1/9/2005

This survey report examines the offshoring phenomenon from the perspective of HR professionals. Experiences of organizations that currently offshore are discussed, as is the role of HR professionals in offshoring decision-making.

The reasons that some organizations are not choosing to offshore and the ways they remain...

Case Studies

By Lipsa Mohanty 13/5/2011 The client was undergoing a major acquisition in a country where it had previously operated through an affiliated company. Aroman International partnered with the client and ascertained that support was needed to align the previously affiliated company with the acquired company and integrate the management teams. Action...
By Steve Weingarden, Ph.D. 2009 In this scenario-based case study, undergraduate business or HR majors explore how to diagnose organizational issues, particularly as they apply to talent management and organizational socialization and onboarding. Students will learn how to judge the accuracy of opinions versus data; develop an approach to...
By Geraldine Willigan, MBA  In the summer of 2006, the global competitive landscape in which Nokia was operating was changing at an astoundingly fast pace. Market growth was shifting to emerging countries, mobile devices were being commoditized, handset prices were declining, networks were combining (Nokia had just merged its own networks...

Tools & Templates

Strategic Partner: What role does HR play in building a high-performance organizational culture?

The concept of creating cultures of innovation has become a focus and ongoing challenge for many executives and in turn for human resource leaders. HR's role in fostering a company culture that embraces differences and creativity is a subject of debate among leading industry professionals. However, it is certainly clear that culture plays a...

How can HR ensure that employee’s personal information remains updated in HRMS?

15/05/2012

How can HR Department ensure that employee’s personal information like address and contact number remains updated in HRMS? How can we ensure that employees information HR Department whenever there is a change in personal information?

 

Organisations have been investing in HRIS to ensure that...

Blogs

SHRM INDIA
Dr. Sandeep K. Krishnan, Associate Director, People Business, IndiaMy doctoral dissertation on “Intention to quit of Indian IT professionals” focused on an interesting question – “Why people think of quitting”.  The research focused on more than 1000 employees across 14 organizations in the Indian IT industry focusing on software engineers....
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When times are tough, becoming a new CEO from outside the organization is both a blessing and a curse. The good news is that the world's not going to immediately blame you for the company's problems. The recession has lowered performance expectations. And the board has confidence in you. The bad news is that the company does have serious problems...
SHRM INDIA
On September 19-20th, SHRM India is hosting the 2nd Annual Conference in Gurgaon, on Empowering Change. The Future of Workplaces. Though technology has sparked considerable changes in our personal lives, our workplaces have largely been static. This event will get foremost experts in HR, Management and Education to discuss how right technology and...

Featured Books & Publications

SHRM Briefly Stated 12/1/2004        Introduction The role of the human resource development (HRD) function is to ensure that the current and future knowledge, skills, abilities and performance needs of the workforce are understood and can be achieved within the timeframe required by the organization. This is accomplished...
By Wayne F. Cascio and John W. Boudreau 2008, 324 pages, Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-13-239411-6 SHRMStore Item #: 61.15007 Order from the SHRMStore.  More Than Ever Before, HR Practitioners Must Empirically Demonstrate a Clear Link Between Their Practices and Firm Performance.  Investing in People introduces a breakthrough approach to HR...
By Rebecca R. Hastings, SPHR 4/1/2006 Most organizations have a system in place, whether formal or informal, for developing an operating budget. A budget requires a systematic and thoughtful review of likely expenses and designated funds and helps a business allocate those expenditures over a designated period of time. Comparisons of actual...