HRM Contributions Flashcards
What often happens in terms of HR within SME’s?
Cost conscious so don’t employ HR until really needed
Might outsource but keep for admin
Might hire HR generalist
What was Truss & Gill’s investigation?
Investigated value adding and value reducing activities in an NHS hospital
Value adding - visible and active HR leader, timely responses
Value reducing - poor time scales in recruitment, poor union employer relationships
What does Greiner say about a growing organisation?
Goes through a series of crises
Crisis of control
Need to pull back together
Crisis of red tape
What do Boxall & Purcell say about diversification?
Can lead to different strategies in different sub units
Can HR be outsourced?
Only areas that don’t contribute to strategic success otherwise held externally
Wahrenburg - clerical functions often outsourced
What does Woodall say about outsourcing?
If HR is completely outsourced, message is that they aren’t considered to be central to management of people in providing competitive advantage
What are Perlmutter’s staffing strategies?
Why is the third sector fragile?
Fragile to changes in donor behaviour
Recruitment and retention difficult
How does an expatriate placement work?
Short term, long term or business trip
Short term less than 12 months - no support
Long term- over 12 months - high coat of support for family - 3/4 times salary
What do Harry & Collings say about localisation?
Increase in last decade
How does Ulrich say HR can add value?
Through compliance with legal requirements
What reasons does Strack give for transferring staff to another country?
Development of individual
Knowledge of market/product
Strengthen international competencies
What are similarities in HR in the public and private sector?
NHS nurses and courier
Empowerment, training & learning
What do the following people say about HRM?
Glover and Butler
Wright and McMahan
Glover & Butler - study highlights contribution of HR behind the scenes. Work not always visible so not credited with benefit
Wright & McMahan - HR must be explicit in order to identify benefit
What did Michael Porter say about value?
Value can be added through adding features or reducing costs