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Beyond Tactical HR: Transformation to Strategic HR

By Frankie S. Jones, Ph.D.  8/20/2009

This learning module, designed to be presented over three 50-minute periods, explores the strategic side of human resource management (HRM) and HR’s role in shaping organizational strategy. During the first class, students learn about the history of HRM; define what strategic HRM is; and distinguish between strategic and tactical HR activities. During the second class, students explore HR’s role in strategic engagement and during the final class, students learn about HR’s future in strategic planning. The learning module includes a case study and such learning activities as role playing, small group activities and class discussion. An instructor’s manual and PowerPoint slides are available for download.

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