We have so far looked at HRM in terms of its common aspects, broad coverage, development and links to strategy and tensions within it. This has given both an overview and framework for the rest of the book. We now shift our focus towards the key initial area in HRM – employee resourcing. How do organisations staff and make operational their business strategies? This concerns the utilisation of HR planning (HRP). A second key aspect of this is employee recruitment and selection. Once strategic and business plans are formulated, how are they ‘resourced’ with HR? In considering this, we will draw attention to the major differences in resourcing in Asia compared to Western models.
HRP is concerned ...