Human Resource Managment

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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGMENT
4/22/2011
Laurent Fontaine

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Table of contents

I. Introduction.............................................................................................................................3 II. HR Planning...........................................................................................................................3 a) Strategic HR planning.......................................................................................................4 b) Interrelationship with other HR functions........................................................................4 III. Dowsizing.............................................................................................................................6 IV. Case study: International Mining..........................................................................................6 a) History..............................................................................................................................6 b)Answers to the questions ..................................................................................................7 V. Limitations and alternatives...................................................................................................8 a) HR planning......................................................................................................................8 b) Dowsizing.........................................................................................................................9 VI. Bibliography.......................................................................................................................10 VII. Appendix..........................................................................................................................11

I. Introduction
Nowadays, human resource management (HRM) is presently rising in the organizations priority. We find in HRM all points that deal with recruitment, downsizing, motivation, wellness of people and so on. It is also in relation with the other firms’ parts. In the following paper, we will explore one of the most determinant HRM aspects: planning. We will give you a right definition of this concept, the role that it plays in an organization, the relation with the others functions of the HRM and we will give you some recommendations and limitations of the planning in an organization. In a second part, we will concentrate on one of the most important aspect in HRM planning: downsizing. That’s a concept that everybody knows but we will see its alternatives and its limits. We will study a case about the differences ways to downsize in a firm (International Mining). II. HR planning

From the traditional point of view, HR planning is all about balancing the projected demand and supply for labour in order “to get the right people in the right place at the right time” (Torrington, 2011, p.104). Today, experts consider that planning is also necessary for “the number of skills of employees, employee behaviour and organizational culture, organization design and the make-up of individual jobs and formal and informal systems” (Torrington, 2011, p.107). Strategic/ Business plan

Gap Analysis
Current State
Vision/ Values
HR strategies and Plans

Moreover, human resource planning should be a link between human resource management and the overall strategic plan of a company. So, strategic HR planning is an important element of HR management

Diagram: HR planning model
a) Strategic HR planning
Given the economic realities companies have to deal with, HR is expected to play, not only an administrative role as it used to do, but also a strategic role. In fact, to create a competitive potential, HRM must fit the firm’s strategy. Plans can either simply follow strategic goals or can contribute to develop the business...
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