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Gloucestershire business school|
Strategic Human Resource Management at Tesco Plc|
An analysis of Tesco’s strategic HR and employee relationship management| |
Abdul Latif Sultan (s1010402)|
4/1/2011|
Standard APA referencing style used
Reference list presented at the end of the paper
Word Count: 3009

This paper has been submitted at the University of Gloucestershire in partial fulfillment of the Masters in Business Administration course module ‘Strategic Human Resource Management,’ under the able guidance of Dr. Xiaoni Ren and Jocelyne Fleming. Today’s competitive environment demands companies to pay serious attention to its human resource management because of the important role it plays in realizing a company’s mission, objectives and strategy. It is a vital element in driving a company towards success. The paper aims to demonstrate how strategic HRM and managing good employee relationships play an important role in the success of TESCO PLC. The paper also aims to present a view of how competitive advantage is highly dependent on effective Human Resource Strategies.|

Introduction

According to John Bratton ‘Strategic human resource management is the process of linking the human resource function with the strategic objectives of the organization in order to improve performance (Bratton, 2001). Another view of management authority Michael Beer suggests that the HRM policies and practices of the organisation need to fit with its strategy in the competitive environment and the conditions that it faces’ (Beer, 1984). Wheelen and Hunger, 1995 define strategic management as ‘that set of managerial decisions and actions that determines the long-run performance of a corporation.’ The strategic focus to HRM involves linking the managerial decisions with respect to HR policies with the strategic objectives of the organisation. Aktouf, 1996 (as cited in Bratton, 2001) present’s a model which identifies three inter-dependent variables that need...

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