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The missing link: human resources and business strategy

The missing link: human resources and business strategy Endeavours to show that human resource managers (HRM) should be involved in business strategy and should be more ‘business‐oriented’. Acknowledges that there is a tendency to see HRM in just two forms ‐ the ‘hard line’ and the ‘soft’ approach — the first built around the belief that HRM exists to serve strategic business needs, and the second emphasizing people are a resource unlike any other. Discusses a model that is contained within the article listing out the short‐term (annual) goals (4), and also the longer‐term (7). Intimates this gives companies a real paradox and that flexibility can be obtained ‐ but only by breaking the psychological contract crucial to retaining key skills. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Antidote Emerald Publishing

The missing link: human resources and business strategy

The Antidote , Volume 1 (1): 2 – Apr 1, 1996

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1363-8483
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000006309
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Abstract

Endeavours to show that human resource managers (HRM) should be involved in business strategy and should be more ‘business‐oriented’. Acknowledges that there is a tendency to see HRM in just two forms ‐ the ‘hard line’ and the ‘soft’ approach — the first built around the belief that HRM exists to serve strategic business needs, and the second emphasizing people are a resource unlike any other. Discusses a model that is contained within the article listing out the short‐term (annual) goals (4), and also the longer‐term (7). Intimates this gives companies a real paradox and that flexibility can be obtained ‐ but only by breaking the psychological contract crucial to retaining key skills.

Journal

The AntidoteEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 1996

Keywords: Human resource management; Business strategy; Retention; Skilled workers; Skills flexibility

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