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Business Driven HRM: A Best Practice Blueprint



Business Driven HRM: A Best Practice Blueprint

David Hussey

ISBN: 978-0-470-84433-5 May 2003 304 Pages


Strategy is all very well, but forget the human side of the business and your plans are destined for failure. Yet human resource management (HRM) has traditionally focused on administrative functions such as recruiting, disciplining, and rewarding employees. This book draws on practical experience and extensive research to offer a framework that shows how HRM can link to corporate vision, values, strategies and policies, both in a reactive and proactive way. It includes various case studies of HRM to illustrate how the model may be modified and applied in practice. In addition, the author pays special attention to the management of organisational change, and covers current trends to ensure that HRM adds value throughout the organisation. Rich in examples and practical advice, this book will help transform HRM into a major force in organisational success.

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Series Foreword by (Digby Jones).

About the Author.


Pressures for Change.

Strategic Management—The HR Element.

A Model for Business Driven HR Management.

Some Examples from Experience.

What the Research Tells Us.

HRM and Added Value—A Health Check.

A Strategic Approach to Competencies.

Management Development.

Strategy and Other HR Activity Areas.

The Numbers Game—Planning HR Needs.

Managing Organisational Change.


Further Reading.