In chapter 1 of the text, the author shows an overview of human resource management and strategic human resource management. The author also shows the relationship between HRM and management, manager’s role meaning of strategy, strategic approach to HRM and strategic challenges. Lots of diagrams and explanations are used by the author.
This chapter has contributed to my understanding of strategic human resource management by analysing the objectives and plans of SHRM. As known that strategic HRM focuses on the linking of all HR activities with the organisation’s strategic objectives, there are cost containment, customer service, organisational effectiveness, social responsibility and integrity which should be achieved. The author uses specific explanation on those strategic objectives. There are diagrams and specific explanations given to let reader understand strategic human resource management easily and clearly.
Patrick, W & Evan, P 2009, ‘Strategic Human Resource Planning In Academia’, American Journal of Business Education, vol.2, no.7, pp.1-9
The authors explains and analysis the strategic human resource planning in academia. Firstly the authors introduce the fundamental parts and concepts of human resource planning, secondly given the importance of human resource planning to an organisation, and focus in academia the authors provides realistic cases concretely. Then they propound many particular solutions for academia in order to ensure a college or university has adequate human resources to meet its goals and operational plans.
The article improves my understanding of human resource planning by explaining the component elements, and proves the importance of human resource planning. Some real cases showed that organisation in different industry faced different human resource problem, for academia, aging populations is the main problem. The main point is the