Strategic Decisions and HRM policies

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Strategic Human Resource Management HADM 2211 Amanda Diaz “By my signature below, I confirm that I have upheld the Cornell Code of Academic Integrity, and have neither given nor received any unauthorized assistance or aide on this assignment.” _________________________________ (Signature) To: Professor Sean Way, HADM 2211
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P a g e | 2 From: Amanda Diaz, 1846048 Date: December 12, 2008 Subject: Case: Strategic Resource Management at Old State University Dean Blake is new to The School of Business Administration at Old State University, and is ready to move the school in new directions and explore new markets. The Dean has formed a committee and has conducted all of the necessary research, now he just needs the support of his staff. The only problem to arise is concerning the new hiring criteria he has proposed. I will begin by discussing how strategic decisions affect human resources management (HRM). Then I will explain Dean Blake’s problem further and determine how effective his new strategy, policies and implementation are. Finally I will provide information on how Blake can overcome the resistance he is facing from the faculty. How and why do strategic decisions affect HRM policies? Strategic decisions made by an organization should be communicated within that organization so employees clearly know the objectives of the company. If employees know how they can be successful, are aligned with the business’ strategy and are rewarded with appropriate incentives, then they can strive for and achieve the highest performance. The human resources department’s role is to reinforce new employee behaviors crucial to the success of new strategic initiatives and penalize or ignore old behaviors that do not support the organization’s new strategy. Subsequently, human resource policies on appraisals and discipline change to help the organization meet its goals more effectively. If an organization does not develop new human resource policies when a change in strategy is taking place, the execution of the strategy is likely to suffer. Many times, without well planned
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P a g e | 3 changes in human resource policies, employees do not know what behaviors are expected and
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2009 for the course H ADM 211 taught by Professor Sway during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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