Human Resource Strategy

Human Resource Strategy

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What is human resource strategy? How are human resources strategies formulated and how can we explain the variance between what is espoused and what is actually implemented? What impact a€“ if any a€“ does human resource strategy have on the organizationa€™s qbottom line, q and how can this impact be explained? Is there one best HR strategy for all firms, or is the impact of HR strategy on performance contingent on some set of organizational, technological or environmental factors? Human Resource Strategy, 2nd edition, provides an overview of the academic and practitioner responses to these and other questions. Applying an integrative framework, the authors review 30 yearsa€™ worth of empirical and theoretical research in an attempt to reconcile often-conflicting conceptual models and competing empirical results. Complex theoretical models and scientific findings are presented in an accessible and relevant way, in the context of the strategic decisions that executives are forced to make on a regular basis. This new edition features an updated literature review, coverage of the latest challenges to HR strategy, new mini-cases, discussion questions, additional examples, and an emphasis on the strategic implications of the research, making it an ideal resource for students and practitioners alike.For example, the performance of a typist might be appraised on the basis of the number of error-free characters typed per minute. But such singledimension, a€œ objectivea€ data might not accurately reflect performance for employees in positions such as sales or customer service. ... (e.g., the number of calls taken per hour, the number of a€œbounce-upsa€ to a manager, the number of customer complaints, etc.).

Title:Human Resource Strategy
Author:Peter A. Bamberger, Professor of Organizational Behavior Recanati School of Business Administration Peter A Bamberger, Michal Biron, Ilan Meshoulam
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-06-27


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