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Strategic Human Resource Management

Human Resource Strategy and Organisational Strategy are not aligned then organisations will ultimately struggle to deliver their mission. This subject examines the importance of aligning these strategies and practices. A key focus is the need for the HR function to be able to measure and specify its actual contribution to achieving organisational change and success. This is a capstone subject in HRM and it is recommended students complete it at the end of their course.

Strategic Human Resource Management

Course Modules

Course Modules


  • The need for a strategic approach to managing human resources
  • Historical development of HRM and strategic HRM
  • Basic concepts of strategic management
  • The strategic contributions of HRM
  • The formulation and implementation of HR strategies
  • Integration of HRM and business strategy
  • Strategic workforce planning and staffing
  • Strategic human resource development
  • Strategic performance management
  • Strategic career and reward practices
  • Strategic approaches to organisational culture and employee relations
  • Strategic HRM retrospect and prospects
  • Strategic approach to HRM
  • HR Planning & Recruitment
  • Strategic Staffing / Selection : Overview
  • Strategic Staffing / Selection : Diversity
  • Strategic Employee Training and Development
  • Strategic Retention
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Strategic Compensation & Benefit
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Downsizing & SHRM





Duration of the courses: 120 Hours

Key Benefits

By the end of the course students will be able to evaluate the differing strategic contributions of particular HR disciplines, to analyse organisational and human resource strategies, and perform a strategic gap analysis,able to measure and quantify the contribution of HR activity at an organisational level and able to align HR activities with overall organisational strategy by developing, planning and applying contextualised strategic solutions to specific organisational human resource challenges.