MGT501 - Mgmt. and Org. Behavior Module 4 - SLP - 10018

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Background

Human resources management the following processes: workforce planning; recruitment, attraction and selection of new employees; training, development of managers and subordinates; personnel administration; compensation; payroll; employee benefits, performance appraisal, labor relations, and more. Research in the area of HRM has much to contribute to the organizational practice of HRM. For the last 20 years, empirical work has paid particular attention to the link between the practice of HRM and organizational performance, evident in improved employee commitment, lower levels of absenteeism and turnover, higher levels of skills and therefore higher productivity, enhanced quality and efficiency. This area of work is sometimes referred to as 'Strategic HRM' or SHRM.

Required Reading

Wright, P. M., & McMahan, G. C. (1992). Theoretical perspectives for strategic human resource management. Journal of Management, 18, 295-320.

Assignment

This time, the exercise calls for you to form an assessment of your organization.

Wright and McMahan (1992), drawing on Barney's (1991) resource-based theory of the firm, contended that human resources can provide a source of sustained competitive advantage when four basic requirements are met. Read this paper and write a short paper relating to the following points:

1.     Identify the four basic requirements that are mentioned in Wright and McMahan (1992) article.

2.     Look at your organization and try to assess whether or to what extent the four basic requirements are met.

3.     Discuss the implication of that to the success of your organization.

4.     Suggest ways to add improvements to this HR process.

 

Your paper should be short (2-3 pages, not including the cover sheet, references, and assessment sheet) and to the point.  You are expected to deal with these issues in an integrated fashion, rather than treating them as a series of individual questions to be answered one by one and left at that.

Keys to the Assignment

The key aspects of this assignment that should be covered in your paper include:

  • Identify the four basic requirements.
  • Assess to what extent the four basic requirements are met in your organization.
  • Discuss the implication to your organization’s success.
  •  Suggest ways to add improvements to this HR process in your organization.

Assignment Expectations

Your paper will be evaluated on the following points:

  • Precision - Does the paper address the question(s) or task(s)?
  • Clarity - Is the writing clear and the concepts articulated properly? Are paraphrasing and synthesis of concepts the primary means of response to the questions, or are excessive use of quotations how thoughts are conveyed?
  • Breadth - Is the full breadth of the subject, i.e., the keys to the assignment, addressed?
  • Depth - Does the paper address the topic in sufficient depth, and include the background readings and other background resources as references?
  • Organization - Is the paper written well?  Does the grammar, spelling, and vocabulary appropriate to graduate level work?  Are headings included in all papers greater than 2 pages?
  • Referencing (citations and references) - Does the paper use citations and quotation marks where appropriate?  Are the references from the background readings and assignment used and properly cited?  Are all references listed in the bibliography used and referred to via citation?
  • Application - Are the concepts of the module appropriately applied to the subject organization?

Tips and Suggestions

Please note the following tips or suggestions:

  • Include a cover page and reference page, in addition to the 2-3 pages of analysis described above.
  • Include headings for all papers greater than 2 pages (basically all papers), but do not use headings as "space fillers."
  • Cite AND reference all sources that you use in your work, including those that you do not quote but paraphrase.  This means include citations and quotation marks for direct quotes of more than 5 words, and citations for that information which you have "borrowed" or paraphrased from other sources.
  • Follow TUI Guidelines for well-written papers.  (Click here if you are unsure of what those guidelines are).

Submit your analysis to CourseNet by the end of this module

 

 

 

Solution Description

 

Background

Human resources management the following processes: workforce planning; recruitment, attraction and selection of new employees; training, development of managers and subordinates; personnel administration; compensation; payroll; employee benefits, performance appraisal, labor relations, and more. Research in the area of HRM has much to contribute to the organizational practice of HRM. For the last 20 years, empirical work has paid particular attention to the link between the practice of HRM and organizational performance, evident in improved employee commitment, lower levels of absenteeism and turnover, higher levels of skills and therefore higher productivity, enhanced quality and efficiency. This area of work is sometimes referred to as 'Strategic HRM' or SHRM.

Required Reading

Wright, P. M., & McMahan, G. C. (1992). Theoretical perspectives for strategic human resource management. Journal of Management, 18, 295-320.

Assignment

This time, the exercise calls for you to form an assessment of your organization.

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