Intro+to+HRM-Ch.+1

Human Resource Management

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MANAGING EMPLOYEES FOR  COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE Dr. Hazel-Anne M. Johnson Rutgers University
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Learning Objectives 1. Discuss the potential costs and benefits associated with  managing employees. 2. Explain what it means to manage employees strategically. 3. Identify and explain the three primary HR activities. 4. Discuss the management practices associated with each  primary HR activity. 5. Explain the importance of HR activities’ alignment. 6. Discuss how organizational demands influence the  management of employees. 7. Describe how the external environment influences the  management of employees 8. Understand the importance of regulatory issues in  establishing HR practices.
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Key Terms Human Resources Practices : the practices that a  company has put in place to manage employees. Line manager : the individuals who are responsible for  supervising and directing the efforts of a groups of  employees to perform tasks that are directly related to the  creation and delivery of a company’s products or services. Human Resources Department : a support function  within companies that serves a vital role in designing and  implementing company policies for managing employees. Competitive Advantage : a company’s ability to create  more economic value than its competitors  Accomplished by providing greater value to a customer relative  to the cost of making a product of providing a service.
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Three Primary HR Activities
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1. Work Design and Workforce Planning
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course HRM 37:533:301 taught by Professor Castellano during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.

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