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Strategic Human Resource Management (Chapter 1) MGT 3513 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DR. MARLER “It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction. ” Warren Buffett
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Opportunities to get involved with HR professionals MSU student chapter of SHRM Networking professionals opportunities -- exposure to HR Opportunities to learn more about HR Sign up to be on the e-mail list if you are interested! Golden Triangle Human Resource Association http: //gthra. shrm. org/ Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) http: //www. shrm. org/
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Questions Describe the role of a manager. What is a line employee? What is a staff employee? Which is more specific – a human resources strategy or a human resource tactic? Explain these terms.
Strategic Management & HRM
Questions Today’s workforce is more diverse than in the past. What are some trends in the demographics of the U. S. workforce? How does your book define organizational challenges? What are environmental challenges and how do they differ from organizational challenges? Give an example from your book.
Let’s Discuss Together… Environmental challenges versus organizational challenges (use the strategic management illustration) The Internet Revolution and globalization have brought about dramatic change. Creating worldwide company culture Worldwide recruiting Virtual workforce What is the difference between private-sector and public-sector organizations?
Questions Why are companies increasingly offering “family friendly” programs? Explain how the growth of the service sector may pose a problem in terms of finding qualified employees to fill jobs.
Questions What is decentralization? What is downsizing? What has been the trend in terms of organizational structure over the past two decades?
Decision Making: Centralized vs. Decentralized Centralization Decentralization Decisions are made at ________________ of the organization Decisions come from ________________
Types of Managers Top Managers Examples: _________________ Middle Managers Examples: _________________ First-Line Managers Examples: _________________
Company Culture What is organizational culture? How would you describe the culture of Mississippi State University Google – http: //www. google. com/intl/en/about/ Berkshire Hathaway – http: //www. berkshirehathaway. com/
Dr. Marler’s Unsolicited Advice on INTERVIEWING Want to show a company that you are genuinely interested in learning more about them? ? ? Consider asking them about company culture. How would you describe the culture of your organization? How is your company’s culture different from your competitors?
Questions The impact of technology… What is telecommuting? Explain the issue of unethical use of data.
Questions What is empowerment? What is brain drain? http: //www. msbraindrain. com/the-issue
Questions What is corporate strategy? What is business unit strategy? http: //www. gapinc. com/content/gapinc/html/abou tus/ourbrands. html
Porter’s Business Unit Strategies Overall cost leadership strategy
Porter’s Business Unit Strategies Differentiation
Porter’s Business Unit Strategies Focus strategy Can be differentiation – http: //www. buildabear. com/ Can be cost-leadership http: //www. claires. com/us/
Miles & Snow’s Business Strategies Defenders Prospectors