Human Resource Management And Organizational Strategy

752 Words Jun 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
Bill Gates, the Funder of Microsoft once said, “take our 20 best people away, and I will tell you that Microsoft will become an unimportant company” (Silistre, 2007). Microsoft is one of the most successful companies in the world. The driving force to such success is derived from Bill Gate’s strategic vision for his company. Different from other entrepreneurs, he values the employees, and favoring intelligence over experience in his employees. In modern society, human capital is the most dynamic resources for a company. How to attract excellent human resource and utilize their ability to reach organizational goal is something managers should think about. Strategic human resource management could explain the relationship between human resource management and organizational strategy. The idea of strategic human resource (management) is a relatively new concept. It first introduced in early 1980’ in a research. The research involved “252 senior personnel executives who represents 168 companies” and questions related to “which human resources activities should be used to developing and implementing [organizational] strategies” are being asked. The result showed more than half of the companies thinking the human resources should be utilized as tool for implementing strategies (Devanna, Fombrun, Tichy, 1982). In late 1980s’, the idea of strategic human resource management is solidified by Michael Beer in his book titled as “ Managing Human Assets”, and he concluded that the…
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