Essays on The Human Resource Management of BMW Group Case Study

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The paper 'The Human Resource Management of BMW Group " is a good example of a management case study. Human resource management has long been regarded as a poor cousin as compared to more profit giving departments such as operations, production/manufacturing, etc. But with recent times, the need and role of HR are increasingly coming under focus as companies try to attract, employ, and retain the best possible talent for their companies. Human resources people are being recognized as the most important chain in the whole organization who are responsible for getting the actual employees for the company.

If the recruitment and selection policy of an organization is not up to the mark, it can have a detrimental effect on the whole organization. Thus recruitment and selection are considered the key strategic domains in human resource management. The traditional recruitment and selection procedures are now being questioned and are unable to cope with the fast-changing internal and external environment of organizations. Gone are the days when companies gave advertisements in newspapers and selected some people for interviews based on the applications received.

Today’ s recruiters actively search for people who meet their specific needs by looking around at many different sources. In addition, there is a greater demand for transparency and the use of a scientific basis in selection procedures. In most of the HR surveys and studies conducted so far, only when formal tests were administered and structured interviews were held, then the selection and recruitments were considered good enough. (Becker & Huselid, 1998; Wright, Gardner, Moynihan, Park, Gerhart, & Delery, 2001; Wright, Gardner, Moynihan, & Allen, 2005) The recruitment process is now quite complex and can be both internal or external and it involves many different steps such as recruitment policies, advertising, job description, the job application process, interviews, assessment, decision making, legislation selection and training (Korsten 2003, Jones et al, 2006) The new methods of recruitment now also include online recruiting.

The introduction of the internet and websites have helped organizations to reduce costs significantly by posting vacancies online on their own sites or by using third party job boards.


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