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The alignment of HR management actions to achieve strategic organizational goals

The alignment of HR management actions to achieve strategic organizational goals PurposeThe review is based on “Testing horizontal and vertical alignment of human resource (HR) practices designed to achieve strategic organizational goals”, by Martinson and De Leon, (2018), published in Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance.Design/methodology/approachThis research paper concentrates on the alignment of HR goals and objectives with the strategic objectives of the organization (vertical alignment) and how the HR goals and objectives align with each other (horizontal alignment).FindingsThe results suggest that aligning HR management practices (HRMP) with organizational strategic goals does increase the probability of achieving these objectives. In addition, aligning HRMP with each other further strengthens the likelihood of achieving the strategic goals.Practical implicationsTherefore, for organizations to optimize performance and gain a competitive advantage through protecting their investment in human capital and decreasing voluntary turnover, both vertical and horizontal alignment should be implemented.Originality/valueThis paper has an original approach by providing a unique empirical examination of an organization’s implementation of HR practices designed to achieve stated strategic objectives through a large-scale study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

The alignment of HR management actions to achieve strategic organizational goals

Human Resource Management International Digest , Volume 27 (4): 3 – Jun 10, 2019

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/HRMID-03-2019-0074
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Abstract

PurposeThe review is based on “Testing horizontal and vertical alignment of human resource (HR) practices designed to achieve strategic organizational goals”, by Martinson and De Leon, (2018), published in Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance.Design/methodology/approachThis research paper concentrates on the alignment of HR goals and objectives with the strategic objectives of the organization (vertical alignment) and how the HR goals and objectives align with each other (horizontal alignment).FindingsThe results suggest that aligning HR management practices (HRMP) with organizational strategic goals does increase the probability of achieving these objectives. In addition, aligning HRMP with each other further strengthens the likelihood of achieving the strategic goals.Practical implicationsTherefore, for organizations to optimize performance and gain a competitive advantage through protecting their investment in human capital and decreasing voluntary turnover, both vertical and horizontal alignment should be implemented.Originality/valueThis paper has an original approach by providing a unique empirical examination of an organization’s implementation of HR practices designed to achieve stated strategic objectives through a large-scale study.

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Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 10, 2019

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