CHAPTER 21

Strategic planning for human resources

The other key resource is people. This chapter shows why a strategic approach to human resource management is important, both as a means of ensuring that resources match strategic needs and also as one of the ways to help ensure that strategies are implemented. The chapter shows how these aims can be achieved, and provides a number of check lists and questionnaires to help facilitate the assessment of the degree to which the organisation takes a strategic approach to HRM.

Business is a human activity (despite the fact that many actions take place in the name of business which the cynic might claim would suggest inhumanity). Although labour requirements change, clerical workers may be replaced ...

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