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The Essential HR Handbook, 10th Anniversary Edition by Barbara Mitchell, Sharon Armstrong

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STRATEGIC HR

Strategy connects the purpose and values of your organization with those of its customers and other external shareholders.

Tony Manning, Making Sense of Strategy

If you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you get there? That's why every organization needs a strategy for planning its future, and HR is a big part of that planning process.

Organizational strategy

Managers are responsible for allocating resources to achieve their organization's stated goals, and this is where organizational strategy comes into play. Successful management of resources depends on effective planning. Managers need to set the organization's strategic direction and develop a plan to implement the strategy.

That plan defines the organization's ...

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