General Motors Case Study by sathishas

General Motors
An analysis of strategic human resource management in General Motors.
# 56688 | 3,631 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2005 | IN
Published on Mar 14, 2005 in Business (Companies) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper attempts to analyze problems faced by General Motors and how it overcame them by developing its human resources department as a source of competitive advantage. It looks at how, by following a successful strategy, General Motors has become more flexible to its employees, suppliers and dealers and has steadily begun to gain its market share.

Literature Review
Corporate Background
Vision of General Motors
Mission of General Motors
Objectives of General Motors
General Motors Global Strategy
Swot Analysis of General Motors
General Motors Human Resource Management
A Climate for Change
General Motors HR Strategy: 3Ts
General Motors HR Strategy as a Means of Competitive Advantage
GM's Market Share Through Implementation of HR Strategy

From the Paper:

"Strategic human resource management has been defined as " the linking of human resources with strategic goals and objectives in order to improve business performance and develop organizational culture that foster innovation and flexibility" (Siddharth Chaturvedi). Strategic HR means accepting the HR function as a strategic partner in the formulation of the company's strategies as well as in the implementation of those strategies through HR activities such as recruiting, selecting, training and rewarding personnel. Whereas strategic HR recognizes HR's partnership role in the strategizing process, the term HR Strategies refers to specific HR courses of action the company plans to pursue to achieve it's aims."

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