Summary of Strategic Human Resources Management

A Guide to Action

Kogan Page,
First Edition: 1992 more...

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Strategic Human Resources Management book summary
Take apart and rebuild the nuts and bolts of strategic human resource management.


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This short book is an all-encompassing, comprehensive compendium of definitions of human resource (HR) management strategies and explanations about aligning such strategies with corporate goals. It provides a clear overview of the subject, but then, the topic is vast. Michael Armstrong – a frequent author on human resource subjects – emphasizes comprehensiveness over specificity or evaluation. At times, in an effort to make everything clear and understandable, he is perhaps too much like an instructor and a bit talky, but that may be the nature of a work intended for reference and training. getAbstract recommends this book to human resource professionals looking for a straightforward guide to strategic management.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What strategic human resource management (HRM) is;
  • Why it is important to your organization; and
  • How to understand and use the various strategies available.


Human Resource Management
Human resource management (HRM) addresses an organization’s most valuable assets: its people. Two of the most important HRM models are: Michigan School – Emphasizes matching HR systems to organizational strategy. Harvard Framework...
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About the Author

Michael Armstrong is a Fellow of, and Chief Examiner (Employee Reward) for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London. He has written several books on human resource management.

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