Strategic and Comparative Human Resource Management

Strategic and Comparative Human Resource ManagementRead the case study on the fictional Hartley Electronics Ltd in Farnham, D. (2010) Human Resource Management in Context: Strategy, Insights and Solutions, 3rd ed., London, CIPD, pp. 229-231.Case study assignmentDetails of the case study assignment can be found on p.6 of the unit handbook and the case study itself has been distributed to you separately. The assessment asked you to take on the role of an external consultant to Hartley Electronics Ltd and to write a report to the chief executive that:1) identifies the main human resource problems facing the company and, more importantly,2) provides a reasoned argument justifying whether the company should adopt a ?best practice?, ?best fit? or resource-based view of the firm model of HR strategy to achieve a long-term solution to these HR problems.Assessment criteriaSpecific assessment criteria include the following.? Your report should demonstrate critical awareness of the three theoretical perspectives outlined above from relevant literature and how the perspectives can be applied to the case study.Further information. In the second part of your answer you should concentrate mainly on one preferred approach out of the three perspectives. However, you should initially justify why you are focusing on your chosen approach in preference to the other possible perspectives and indicate why you think this approach is more applicable to the case than the other two. After identifying what you think are the main HR problems (and why), provide a brief critical review of the potential advantages and disadvantages of each approach in relation to the case, provide a justification for choosing one approach, and then apply the approach to the case study, critically assessing how it may contribute to providing a long-term resolution to the HR problems you identify.In identifying what you consider to be the main HR problems in the first part of the task, it is preferable to Discuss (check midcourse.net for the help you need) relatively few problems in slightly more depth than to Discuss (check midcourse.net for the help you need) lots of HR issues superficially.? Your report should be no longer than 1,500 words max. (excluding reference list) and include an accurate word count.? Your report should conclude with a recommendation justifying a particular course of action, which should follow logically from your preceding argument.Further information. Remember that the assignment is essentially a report and should be written in report rather than essay format. For further general guidance see ASK Handout(You do not, however, need to go to extremes of numbering paragraphs and sub-paragraphs, and please limit your use of bullet point lists.)Read the case study on the fictional Hartley Electronics Ltd in Farnham, D. (2010) Human Resource Management in Context: Strategy, Insights and Solutions, 3rd ed., London, CIPD, pp. 229-231.

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