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  Describe, in your own words (but using the course material provided):

a) What internal and external factors have influenced the Human Resource Management function over the past ten years toward serving in the role of a strategic partner or leader in the organization?  Discuss some positive and negative contextual influences that will continue to impact the HR function from today forward.

b) Explain what it means to be an effective HR strategic business partner. Why is it important for HR to be involved in all aspects of the strategic planning process? Discuss one example of a human resource management strategy that supports an organizational strategy.

c) What factors could be holding HR professionals back from serving in the strategic HR role? Share some ideas or strategies for enabling HR to be more successful toward working in a strategic capacity.

Be sure to provide the references for the sources of the information you used to inform your comments including the material provided in the classroom 

References .

Human Resources Planning (See Content below)

Anderson (2013). 4 Ways To Become A Strategic Business Partner (And Why You Should Want To)

Mohd (2011). The Changing Role and Functions of HR

Miller (2016). Yes, HR Professionals You Are Consultants

Miller (2014).  Make HR a True Business Partner

Savage (2012). Human Resource Transformation: The Internal Consulting Role

Younger, Younger & Thompson (2011). HR: Building a Reputation as a Business Partner

Teena & Sanjay (2014). SHRM: Alignment of HR Function with Business Strategy

Heathfield (2019). 10 Ways an HR Manager can Influence Business Strategy

Recommended Readings:

Lumen Learning (nd). The Changing Role of Strategic Human Resource Management  Retrieved from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/principlesmanagement/chapter/16-2-the-changing-role-of-strategic-human-resource-management-in-principles-of-management/

Guide to Strategic Human Resource Planning” (2013) Retrieved from: http://www.workinfo.org/index.php/articles/item/699-a-guide-to-strategic-human-resource-planning (Using diagrams and narrative to  discuss HR planning)

Ulrich (2010). Are We There Yet?  What’s Next for HR?

Heathfield (2019). Build a Strategic Framework through Strategic Planning

Heathfield (2019). Develop a Successful Human Resources Department Business Plan