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    1. What is the new strategic role of Human Resources? How does thisrole affect you in your current position? Isthis effect positive or negative? Why?

    2. What are some staffing and selecting tools? How are they used in your organization? Are they in compliance with state and federal laws? What other tools might be used?

    3. What are some example of recruitment strategies? How does your orgranization incorporate technological advances in its recruiting strategies? How effective are these strategies?

    4.What are the major federal laws regarding equal employment? How does your organization incorporate affirmative action into its recruiting strategy? Is your organization' recruiting program effective? Why?

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    Human Resource Management: Recruitment & Selection

    1. Strategic human resource management

    Strategic management is the management of available resources to achieve the long-term and short-term goals of an organization in a dynamic and competitive environment. Strategic human resource management is the optimum utilization of human resources to achieve the set goals and objectives in the business environment. This has to be in alignment with the organizational strategy and in tandem with the strategies of other functional areas like finance and marketing. Objectives are achieved and visions are realized only when this synchronization takes place.

    Strategic HR planning involves designing HR goals in alignment with the goals of the organization, identifying the human resources required to achieve these goals and then developing these resources internally or acquiring them from outside. It also includes the conception and implementation of new HR initiatives required to accomplish organizational goals (Fisher, Schoenfeldt & Shaw, 2004).

    The main role of strategic human resource is the company's overall strategic plan formulated by identifying, analyzing and balancing its external opportunities and threats with its internal strengths and weaknesses. HRM can play a vital role in environmental scanning so as to identify and analyze external opportunities and threats that may be crucial to the company's success. HRM also participates in strategy formulation process by supplying information concerning the company's internal strengths and weaknesses, which can have a determining effect on the viability of the firm's strategic options. In several instances, the unique HR capabilities of an organization have served as a driving force in strategy formulation.

    Human resource management also plays a crucial role in the successful execution of a company's strategic plan. An excellent strategy will fail to achieve business goals in the absence of competent and motivated workforce (Fisher, Schoenfeldt & Shaw, 2004).

    Effects of strategic HRM in my organization

    I am a recruitment officer. The corporate human resource management function is integrated into the strategic management of the company to bridge the gap between organizational goals and employee ambitions. The strategic human resource management helps me to recruit and select people with the right intellectual and emotional capital. It offers high quality work life through enriched jobs. It also empowers me to work in a team and enhance the performance. The effects of the role of strategic human resource management are positive because they provide a strategic platform to perform in the organization. The strategies related to human resource are formulated and implemented successfully, which improves the organizational and individual performance.

    2. Staffing

    Staffing is the process of obtaining and maintaining capable and competent personnel in various positions at all levels. It broadly encompasses manpower planning, recruitment, selection, placement, induction and orientation, transfer, career progression and separation. The main tolls used in the process of staffing are as follows:

    - Recruitment- To a large extent, the effectiveness of an organization depends on the effectiveness of its employees. Hence, recruitment of human resources becomes a significant HR function. Recruitment is the process of seeking and attracting prospective candidates against a vacancy in an organization.

    - Selection- ...