The value that strategic human resource management (SHRM) creates by providing opportunities for learning, developing intellectual capital and enhancing core competencies is well documented within the literature. However its implementation is often debated – should an organisation consider ‘best practice’, or a more tailored ‘best fit’ approach?
This assignment gives you the opportunity to harness your critical thinking and analytical skills to examine the ‘best fit’ and ‘best practice’ approach as described in the SHRM literature. Through research, you will learn to recognise and assess the assumptions, implications and practical consequences of each approach to effectively reach well-reasoned conclusions.
This assignment will assess your ability to demonstrate that you meet the criteria for the following unit learning outcomes:
- Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical foundations of strategic human resource management at an individual and group level.
- Critically analyse and address complex strategic HRM issues to support a change process.
- Critically evaluate and contrast theories of strategic HRM and their application in organisations.