In this research paper the author will attempt to clarify the contribution that specialist personnel and development activities can make to organizational success.
This paper is divided into three sections; Personnel & Development, Integration of Personnel & Development, Measuring the Contribution of Personnel & Development. It will give the reader substantial knowledge of the overall factors and impacts of human resource activities, and strategy and culture on an organization’s success. By analyzing and supplying various examples, the author draws upon the following points:
Soft Human Resource Management is being replaced by the hard business orientated approach impacting on human resource activities
Human Resources Professionals enforce human activities while line managers implement them
It can be argued whether HR activities contribute to the performance and competitiveness of an organization
Organizational culture is the way an organization wants to be perceived, how it wishes to develop and interact with its vision
It is difficult to measure the contribution of HR activities to organizational success
HR Professionals give a valuable contribution in the way of a ‘hidden persuader’