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Strategic human resource management

Learning objectives After reading this chapter you will be able to:

■ Identify the origins of strategic human resource management (SHRM) and how it relates to broader developments in the practice of management

■ Understand the difference between the concept of personnel management, human resource management (HRM), and SHRM

■ Understand the developments in theories of strategy and how these emphasize the importance of efficient internal processes such as SHRM within sport organizations

■ Describe a model of SHRM and identify the key elements of SHRM’s good practice

■ Outline the key theoretical approaches linking SHRM and sport organization performance

Chapter overview The main elements of HRM were described in Chapter 1 using the

Theories of strategy The classic view of strategic management presents the ‘process’ as involving six steps. These are as follows:

1. Clarification of corporate mission, goals, and values. 2. Analysis of the organization’s external competitive environment to iden-

tify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (a SWOT analysis – described in detail below).