a) What internal and external factors have influenced the Human Resource Management function over the past ten years toward serving in the role of a strategic partner or leader in the organization? Discuss some positive and negative contextual influences that will continue to impact the HR function from today forward.
b) Explain what it means to be an effective HR strategic business partner. Why is it important for HR to be involved in all aspects of the strategic planning process? Discuss one example of a human resource management strategy that supports an organizational strategy.
c) What factors could be holding HR professionals back from serving in the strategic HR role? Share some ideas or strategies for enabling HR to be more successful toward working in a strategic capacity.
Be sure to provide the references for the sources of the information you used to inform your comments including the material provided in the classroom
Human Resources Planning (See Content below)
Mohd (2011). The Changing Role and Functions of HR
Miller (2016). Yes, HR Professionals You Are Consultants
Miller (2014). Make HR a True Business Partner
Savage (2012). Human Resource Transformation: The Internal Consulting Role
Younger, Younger & Thompson (2011). HR: Building a Reputation as a Business Partner
Teena & Sanjay (2014). SHRM: Alignment of HR Function with Business Strategy
Heathfield (2019). 10 Ways an HR Manager can Influence Business Strategy
Lumen Learning (nd). The Changing Role of Strategic Human Resource Management Retrieved from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/principlesmanagement/chapter/16-2-the-changing-role-of-strategic-human-resource-management-in-principles-of-management/
Guide to Strategic Human Resource Planning” (2013) Retrieved from: http://www.workinfo.org/index.php/articles/item/699-a-guide-to-strategic-human-resource-planning (Using diagrams and narrative to discuss HR planning)
Ulrich (2010). Are We There Yet? What’s Next for HR?
Heathfield (2019). Build a Strategic Framework through Strategic Planning
Heathfield (2019). Develop a Successful Human Resources Department Business Plan