Trends Report

Create A People-Focused HRM Business Strategy

June 7th, 2013
Claire Schooley
With contributors:
Paul Hamerman , Kelsey Murphy


Companies need a human resource management (HRM) strategy that focuses on finding and developing successful employees who meet company goals and supporting them not only with a traditional transactional HR organization but also by having a strategic people-oriented culture. A disconnect often exists between a company's business strategy, its culture, and the activities its HR organization carries out. Technology can only function as an enabler after the organizational alignment has become clear. This report provides a framework for ensuring that the components are in place to create a HRM business strategy to provide an outcome- and recognition-based work environment that helps achieve corporate goals.

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