Strategic human resource management is concerned with implementing long-term human resource practices and policies that allow for the generation of skilled and motivated employees that the organization needs to remain competitive in the future. It is proactive, to ensure that if a problem or opportunity arises that, there are policies and practices already available to tackle these issues before it actually comes into light and before competitors take advantage of it or hinder the organization negatively. Strategic human resource management has two main objectives, namely integration and direction.
Integration is divided into two main types, horizontal and vertical integration. The former ...view middle of the document...
Human resource managers treat employees as assets, taking calculated decisions to further improve their skills, abilities and competencies in order to get a greater return on assets (ROA). This means that if employees are given the opportunity to be trained and enhance their abilities, this will increase their overall efficiency and effectiveness and motivate them to work harder. With the fact that employee preferences are aligned with organizations goals and objectives, the investment in employees will benefit both the organization and its current workforce.
Development and training is one of the core activities of human resource development. Its main goal is to ensure that the quantitative and qualitative qualities of the organizations human resources are met and that there is a continuous improvement and contingency plan in case of macro and micro-economic fluctuations that can have a profound impact on the business, both negatively and positively.
Development and training are used interchangeably but have are very much different. Development is linked to personal development plans, which focus on preparing next-generation employees within the organization. On the other hand, training is preparing employees to do the day-to-day tasks which they have been assigned to by management.
In relation to HRD, the preparation of human resources is done based...