During the closing keynote at Harrogate yesterday, panellist Satish Pradhan of Tata said that HR doesn't need its own strategy, but should operate within the overall business strategy. I'm not sure I agree with this - does anyone have experience of it?
Hi, I was there and heard this (http://www.cipd2008.blogspot.com ) and have to agree with the directors - as HR we should be contributing to the single, unified business strategy and the HR elements should be encompassed within - any 'bolt on' will just be that an insignificant distraction... any organisation needs to keep its eye on the ball - one ball - the business strategy - however like a game of football or netball you have goal keepers (finance) strikers (operations) etc..... each has a different contribution, yet one game - one ball.. one goal...
I've known Satish for many years. Whilst he is a very bright guy, perhaps what he said was not quite what he meant to convey. He is right that HR should not have a stand-alone strategy which is somehow independant of the Business strategy. However, if one defines strategy as being about the allocation of resources, thought through over a longish period of time, then within the business strategy, HR DOES need a strategy. What are the outcomes that HR is seeking to deliver on behalf of the business, and what is HR doing to achieve those outcomes, how well is it doing that, and what is it costing???? Is HR doing the right things? Should it stop doing some things? For instance, one of HR's contributions in a Company that Satish and I used to work for was to help to Globalise the business. One of the things that HR did was to help to make secondments happen - especially of its brightest and best. Satish was seconded. That secondment would not have happened without the HR strategy.........
all the best
Human resource strategy is very important for business organizations. HR strategy can play a role in realizing business objectives by leading organizational change.
Does HR need its own strategy? I think it should have. Every company's work is different. So employee management too would be different. Suppose you have a project based company. So you would have tons of work during a project. That time you may need your employees to work overtime. Again when you don't have any project you can give vacation to few employees for refreshment. I got a good article on this kind of management. It's worth to look at.
Yes, off-course. I some what agree with this. Because in some areas hr should be expert and have to apply own strategy .
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I'm bumping this as it is IMHO an important area, but it has gone quiet!!
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