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Personnel Policy Choice The Context for Human Resource Development

Personnel Policy Choice The Context for Human Resource Development Senior managements possess considerable discretion in makingchoices on personnel policy. Practice indicates a broad range of choiceon a continuum from high strategic integration of human resource issuesin strategic planning to more piecemeal ad hoc approaches tomanaging human resources. The particular approach adopted inorganisations will reflect the interplay of internal and externalfactors in the organisations environment and establish the context forhuman resource development HRD. A key external factor is the productmarket which affects managerial discretion in personnel policy choice.Important internal factors include competitive strategy and managerialvalues. Three benchmark dimensions underpin personnel policy choice inorganisations strategic integration, collectivism andindividualism. Management positions on these dimensions becomemanifested in key areas of personnel policy such as the work system,communications, rewards, recruitmentemployee development and the roleof the personnel function. Looking at the Irish context a number offactors both encouraging and mitigating a greater strategic role for HRDmay be identified. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of European Industrial Training Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0309-0590
DOI
10.1108/03090599110139190
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Abstract

Senior managements possess considerable discretion in makingchoices on personnel policy. Practice indicates a broad range of choiceon a continuum from high strategic integration of human resource issuesin strategic planning to more piecemeal ad hoc approaches tomanaging human resources. The particular approach adopted inorganisations will reflect the interplay of internal and externalfactors in the organisations environment and establish the context forhuman resource development HRD. A key external factor is the productmarket which affects managerial discretion in personnel policy choice.Important internal factors include competitive strategy and managerialvalues. Three benchmark dimensions underpin personnel policy choice inorganisations strategic integration, collectivism andindividualism. Management positions on these dimensions becomemanifested in key areas of personnel policy such as the work system,communications, rewards, recruitmentemployee development and the roleof the personnel function. Looking at the Irish context a number offactors both encouraging and mitigating a greater strategic role for HRDmay be identified.

Journal

Journal of European Industrial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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