Strategic human resource management (strategic HRM) provides a framework linking people management and development practices to long-term business goals and outcomes. It focuses on longer-term resourcing issues and other HR strategies, such as reward or performance, determining how they are integrated into the overall business strategy.
This factsheet looks at how thinking on strategic HRM has developed and describes strategic HRM in relation to business strategy, human capital management and business performance.
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This factsheet was last updated by Rebecca Peters: Research Adviser, CIPD
Rebecca has a master’s degree in Occupational Psychology from Kingston University, where she conducted research on Prison Officers’ resilience and coping strategies. She joined the CIPD's Research team in 2019, specialising in the area of health and well-being at work as both a practitioner and a researcher.
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