Summary of Strategic Human Resources 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.

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.



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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