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The paper "Key Human Resource Management Issues" is a great example of a report on human resources. Strategic human resource management (SHRM) and human resource development (HRD) are current topics that organizations have to contend with. The two topics are undividable from successful career development. Hence, organizations have to be engaged in strategic activities to develop their human resources to guarantee them a competitive position in the environment in which they operate. In view of this, this paper is divided into three sections. The first section addresses SHRM and HRD as well as the key aspects of HRM in organizations.

The key aspects discussed include identifying the HR needs of an organization, attracting human resources, retaining human resources, and terminating human resources. The section also discusses the HRM process and the connection between HRD and corporate strategy. The second section of the paper discusses the HRD process that includes needs analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation. The third section is about the career concept, under which the changing aspects of career are addressed including traditional/ vertical career, protean career, and boundaryless career. In relation to this, the paper also delves into the roles of individuals and organizations in developing careers.

Finally, the paper addressees career management and planning and highlights the key benefits of career management and planning. 1. STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM) Any organization’ s strategy is all about its future orientation. The strategy is defined by Johnson and Scholes (2010, p. 10) (cited by Wilson, 2005, p. 86) as the direction and scope of an organization in the long term; which achieves advantage for the organization through its distribution of resources within a changing environment in order to meet the needs of markets and fulfill the expectations of stakeholders.

Wilson (2005, p. 86) also cites a number of authorities that have defined strategy and notes that the key words involved when defining the term include major objectives of a firm, the firm’ s purpose, its long terms goals, its product-market opportunities, its orientation, positioning, competitive advantage, framework, and long-term perspective. Further keywords related to the definition of the strategy include organizational policies, plans, and resource allocation or deployment (Wilson, 2005, p. 86).

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