Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM) Research Paper by Writing Specialists

Strategic Human Resources Management (SHRM)
A discussion regarding strategic human resources management (SHRM) in relation to employees or 'human capital'.
# 92606 | 2,678 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 25, 2007 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Business (General)

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This paper examines and discusses the reasons that strategic human resources management (SHRM) puts the emphasis firmly on 'resource' rather than 'human'. According to the paper, SHRM is a model that is highly precise, as well as adaptive and interactive.

Four Levels of Integration: HR Function & Strategic Management Function
Contingency of 'fit' (alignment)
The Debate: Horizontal v. Vertical Alignment
Behavioral Theory in SHRM
Human Capital?
Capability Management
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Through integration of human resources management (HRM) "into the agency planning process, emphasizing human resources (HR) activities that support broad agency mission goals, and building a strong relationship between (HR) activities that support broad agency mission goals, and building a strong relationship with HR and management, agencies are able to ensure that the management of human resources contributes to mission accomplishment and that managers are held accountable for their HRM decisions." (Ibid) The basic concept of strategic HRM is stated by Mazen and to be that: "Business organizations exist in a competitive environment with scarce resources. Controlling this resource (physical, organizational, information and human) that gives the company the competitive advantage..." (2006) The 'strategic management process' focuses toward analysis of the competitive situation of the organization in developing both the strategic goals as well as the organizational mission and as well the "...external opportunities and threats, and its internal strength and weaknesses to generate alternatives." (Mazen & Kayaly, 2006) 'Strategic human resources management' (SHRM) is "the pattern of planned human resources deployments and activities intended to enable an organization to achieve its goals." (Mazen & Kayaly, 2006) "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ericksen, Jeff; and Dyer, Lee (2004) Toward A Strategic Human Resource Management Model of High Reliability Organization Performance. CAHRS/ Cornell University. Online available at:
  • Clarkson University Society for Human Resource Management (2006) http://people.clarkson,edu/~shrm.
  • TMA Program, Strategic Human Resources Management Solutions Contract (2006) Federal Contracts. Online available at
  • Laske, Otto & Steward, Steve (2006) Balancing Your Scorecard; Overcome Performance Management Barrier by Focusing on Capability
  • Human Resources Management: Aligning with the Mission (1999) U.S. Office of Personnel Management - Office of Merit Systems Oversight and Effectiveness 1999 September Online available at:

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