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Understanding Human Resources Management

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A. UNDERSTANDING HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

1. Succinctly define Human Resource Management. What are the core phases of HRM?

What is the philosophical premise that separates HRM from Personnel Management?

2. Human Resource work is uncertain, ambiguous and paradoxical. Critically discuss this

statement and provide examples to support your answer.

3. Provide examples of the way in which human resources management can maintain both

internal and external balance, within the organisation and between the organisation and

its environment.

4. How far and for what reasons would you agree that there little substantive difference

between Personnel Management and Human Resource Management?

B. STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

1. Critically discuss why it is important for Human Resources Management to have a

strategic focus, especially in today's dynamic and highly complex business environment.

2. Globalisation is challenging and will continued to radically challenge the way we do

business in the Caribbean. If great importance will be the ways in which we lead and

manage human resources. What is the relevance, role and importance of strategic HRM

in this process of strategic change?

3. Clearly define the term ‘Strategic Human Resource Management’ (SHRM) and then

identify its core functions and objectives. Finally, explain the main differentials between

SHRM and HRM.

C. HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

1. Describe the Human Resource Planning process and show its relevance to the

effectiveness of business strategy in an organisation. Are there any ambiguities or

paradoxes that you can identify?

2. Discuss the external factors and environmental uncertainties that might affect HR

planning activities in:

A) The private versus public sectors

E. SUPPLEMENTARY BENEFITS

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