The role of HRM has evolved over the past decade from a bureaucratic enforcer of policies to that of a strategic business partner with the organization’s senior management. Strategic HRM in an integral part of an organization’s competitiveness, profitability, and relevance. Organizational performance is gained through HRM’s effective management of employees that is in harmony with the organization’s strategy.

Tasks

Discussion Question 1:

Consider the corporate strategy for a current or previous employer and relate why HR professionals need to be fully aware of your organization’s strategy.

Discussion Question 2:

Consider a current or previous employer and analyze how your HR department or HR professional’s participation in corporate strategy developed over time.

Start reviewing and responding to at least two of your classmates’ postings as early in the Week as possible. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your initial posting should be addressed at 500–1000.

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