Strategic Fit in Hrm

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MBM 803/MHM 810 - HRM – INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT
Turn in: Between 15 – 18th January 2013 to the Respective Class Reps25 Marks ALL Topics should be distributed – a Max. of 3 people per topic – to both MBM and MHM

The aim of this assignment in HRM is to: - Familiarize you with current issues in HRM - relevant theories, key literature and contemporary research and challenges in the area - Instill the value of being and keeping abreast of current issues in HRM in order to remain ahead of ways in which to increase organizational effectiveness through people - Motivate you to discuss and critique rhetoric with practice - Encourage you to assess if successful HR practices may be applicable across organizations/in different situations. The listed issues/concepts impact on human resource management in organizations. Prepare and write up a term paper based on the issue/concept listed against your name, using the following guiding questions: • (a)Review the various definitions of the issue/concept • (b)Provide theoretical explanation(s) of the issue/concept • (c)Critically evaluate the major successes and challenges in the o application of the issue/concept in human resource management in the industry/sector relevant to your specialization in Kenyan and/or o global organizations. Make a conclusion on this. • (d)Provide suggestions for application of the issue/concept for effective management o of human resources

ATTAINING A STRATEGIC FIT THROUGH HRM

Strategic fit express the degree to which an organization is matching its resources and capabilities with the opportunities in the external environment. The matching takes place through strategy and it is therefore vital that the company have the actual resources and capabilities to execute and support the strategy. Strategic fit can be used actively to evaluate the current strategic situation of a...
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