Wek 2 Discussion-Human Resourse Managment

Week 2 Learning Resources

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This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to
scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning
Resources. To access select media resources, please use the media player

Required Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.


  • Pynes, J. E. (2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    • Chapter 2, “Strategic Human Resources Management and Planning” (pp. 37–52)
  • Guo, C., Brown, W. A., Ashcraft, R. F., Yoshioka, C. F., &
    Dong, H. K. D. (2011). Strategic human resources management in nonprofit
    organizations. Review of Public Personnel Administration, 31(3), 248–269.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Rosenbloom, D. H. (2010). Public sector human resource management in 2020. Public Administration Review, 70(s1), s175–s176.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.


  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2014). Human resource management [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
    • Strategic Human Resource Management with Melanie Hughes, President, Org4Change

      Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 9 minutes.

Week 2 Discussion

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Strategic Human Resource Management

The idea that people, or human capital of an organization, play a
strategic role in the organization’s success is the foundation for
strategic human resource management. Strategic human resources
management requires that non-profit and government organizations
develop a strategic plan and a strategic human capital plan that
integrates workforce needs and human capital system needs. In this
Discussion, you will begin to analyze a strategic human resources
management plan. As part of the process you will look at a government
or non-profit organization’s workforce needs and human capital
management systems in light of its mission, goals, and the changing
environment. The purpose of this analysis is to enable government
organizations to reward, recognize, hire, train, and develop employees
in ways that support their strategic goals.

For this Discussion, review this week’s Resources. Review Chapter 2 of Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations.
Focus on the strategic human resource in the context of the present
time. Review the articles and the course media “Strategic Human
Resource Management” from Human Resources Management. Identify
government or non-profit organization with which you are familiar.
Reflect on both the strategic human resource management policies and
practices used within this organization.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 4 a brief description of a government or
non-profit organization you are familiar with. Describe a strategic
human resource management (SHRM) plan for this organization, addressing
each of the workforce changes: reduced workforce, increased
retirements, pay freezes, hiring freezes, furloughs, and reductions in
force (RIF). Explain which SHRM plan was the most challenging to
describe and why.

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.