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Unit 1.2 – Strategic Human Resource Management and Planning
1. What is the difference between HR plans and HRM strategic plans? How are they the same? How are they different?
2. Of the areas of focus in HRM, which one do you think is the most important? Rank them and discuss the reasons for your rankings.
1.2: Strategic HR Management and Planning
o David Kryscynski’s “Introduction to Strategic Management”URL
This video discusses organizational strategy and the integral role that resources play in the success of organizational strategy. Write a list of reasons that HR is critical to overall organizational strategic success.

o Human Resource Management: “Chapter 2: Developing and Implementing Strategic HRM Plans”URL
This chapter discusses the value of strategic planning, the components involved, and the importance of HR being a strategic partner within the organization. At the end, read the Chapter Case and note your answers.