The paper “ Human Resource Management and Strategic Planning” is a persuasive variant of the literature review on human resources. Strategic human resource management (HRM) is considered an essential part of an organization. It is regarded as the process of managing the available human resources of the organization to provide a framework for improved performance as well as the achievement of the company’ s objectives. HRM focuses on the strategies and planning that meets the requirements of the employees in an organization based on their number, competencies, skills, talents, and abilities, as well as the appropriate remunerations.
Dewan (2016) highlights that the HRM of a company is involved with activities such as hiring and training of the employees. On the same basis, HRM also entails administering the employees and even relieving them of their duties when deemed necessary. Therefore, HRM monitors all the inputs of human resources and their output as well on the basis of the company’ s objectives. This paper seeks to explore the Unilever Company and its HRM in attempts to answer the questions about HRM and strategic planning.
Unilever is one of the largest multinational companies that have a long history of development and expansion. The company started as a corporate business between the soap maker of Britain, Lever Brothers, and margarine producer of Netherlands/Dutch origin, Unie (Reference for Business n. d.). Presently, the company features prominent business organizations globally, such as Nestle and Procter and Gamble. The HRM of the company records employee strength of over 170,000 employees in all the countries in which the company operates (Dewan 2016). Through its HRM and strategic planning, the company has remained one of the most popular and respected companies, which has resulted in high performance and development over the past years. Question 1: Function of HRM in the strategic management of an organization towards optimum business performanceThe recent studies to determine the link between the HRM of a company and its optimum performance have demonstrated that HRM policies play major roles in the organization’ s business performance.
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