CHAPTER TWO

STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

After you read this chapter, you should be able to

  • Describe the changing role of human resources management
  • Define human resources planning and identify steps in the planning process
  • Identify factors to consider in forecasting the supply and demand for strategic human resources management (SHRM)
  • Explain why SHRM is critical for public and nonprofit organizations

Strategic human resources management (SHRM) is based on the belief that to be effective and able to adapt to changes quickly, agencies need realistic information on the capabilities and talents of their current staff—in essence, their human resources. It refers to the implementation of human resources activities, policies, ...

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