Human Resource Management and Strategic Human Resource Management

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Stone, RJ 2010, Managing Human Resources, 3rd edn, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld.

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
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The authors research how the use of human resource information systems contributes to the effectiveness of strategic human resource management and prove the importance of using HRIS in an organisation. By analysis 34 companies’ data, a organisation use human resource information systems will reducing producing cost and saving time, the most important point is make sure better contributions to strategic decision making.
This article use powerful data analysis the importance of HRIS, start and sustain human resource information system use are critical. Now days, organization become more complex and process more information, HRIS could help an organization determines what kind of information should provide to decision maker. The authors introduce the system is more than a simple aggregation mechanism for inventory control and accounting, is a management tool. Due to many manager are concerned about the cost of start the human resource information system in organization, the authors given the answer that the system will maintained efficiently and cost-effectively. The major strengths of this article is, the authors proved the advantages of implementing human resource information system by real data, and describes HRIS work principle.

Becker, BE& Huselid, MA 2010, ‘SHRM and job design: Narrowing the divide’, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, vol.31, no.2/3, pp.379-388

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