The paper “ Why Is the Role of Human Resource Critical in the Success of an Organization? ” is an exciting example of the literature review on human resources. Human resources can be identified as a set of skills and workforce that an organization’ s employees have which can be used to create a substantial competitive advantage in the market through value addition. Human resources are thus the most important asset that an organization has because of the critical role that the collective human resource does. There has been a critical evaluation of how to manage this resource in the past decades in order to create a substantial competitive advantage in the ever-increasing competitive market as a result of globalization. This paper critically analyses the concepts of strategic human resource practice design and implementation.
It also shades more light on issues related to coherence and consistency which emerge as a result of poor understanding of alignment strategies or how to fit the relevant human resource strategically in order to create a competitive advantage. It also analyses the current and future development in the field of human resource management. Strategic human resource practiceDespite the importance of the human resource to an organization, incoherence, and inconsistency has diminished the relevance of human resource in many organizations.
The concept of “ fit” which implies all spheres of human resource management has not been fully managed to get optimum results. The incoherence and inconsistency have been the genesis of employees’ issues which leads to job dissatisfaction and hence low performance of the organization. Some of the major yet assumed human resource functions include; formulating motivational strategies, training services through seminars constant performance evaluation and reward scheme.
These issues are the main source of inconsistency in the human resource department and also the genesis of poor ‘ fit’ as a result of inconsistent handling of the core competencies which is a source of the organization's competitive advantage.