ISBN-10:
1904298796
ISBN-13:
9781904298793
Pub. Date:
07/15/2003
Publisher:
Spiro Press
The Human Dimension of Organizations (Spiro Business Guides: Human Resources)

The Human Dimension of Organizations (Spiro Business Guides: Human Resources)

by Naresh Khatri

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ISBN-13: 9781904298793
Publisher: Spiro Press
Publication date: 07/15/2003
Series: Business Guides: Human Resources Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsxi
About the authorxiii
1Introduction1
Overview of the book4
Methodology7
Background of companies11
References22
2The status of HR in organizations23
Empirical evidence for the role of HR in organizations26
Findings of the Singapore study on the role of HR and the SP-HR link27
Summary38
References38
3From control to commitment41
Misconceptions about control-based (Theory X) and commitment-based (Theory Y) management48
How to implement commitment-based management (Theory Y)51
Obstacles in moving from control to commitment54
What is the evidence?56
Summary of the findings of Gratton et al. (1999)57
Argyris's observations on empowerment58
Findings of the study of Singapore companies (multinationals and locals)59
Summary64
References65
4Strategic HR management67
Perspectives on SHRM70
Other SHRM issues77
What is the evidence?79
Summary92
References93
5HR strategy97
Planning versus learning98
HR strategy types100
What is the evidence?103
Summary109
References110
6HR competencies113
Competencies needed to strategically manage the HR function115
HR competencies and the status of HR120
Summary127
References128
7Key HR roles131
How should the new HR function be organized?132
Recruitment, selection and retention135
Training and development142
Compensation and rewards146
Performance management150
Summary153
References157
8Outsourcing of HR activities159
The pros and cons of HR outsourcing161
Evidence from my study162
Strategy164
Culture165
HR competencies166
HR strategy167
Summary168
References169
9HR information systems171
Summary177
Reference178
10Conclusion179
The current status of the HR function in organizations181
Control to commitment182
Strategic HR management (SHRM)184
HR strategy185
HR competencies186
Key HR roles187
HR outsourcing190
HR information systems (HRISs)191

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