What is Human Resources Strategy?

Why does your business need an HR strategy?  January 23, 2013 – 04:34 pm
What Is Human Resource

Strategy is about winning…. it is a unifying theme that gives coherence and direction to an individual or organisation.

In particular, HR Strategy is: “The direction and scope of an organisation over the long term, which achieves competitive advantage for the organisation through its configuration of people resources within and to fulfil customer expectations.” - Johnson and Scholes

In brief, HR or Human Resources Strategy is about looking at your biggest asset/ expense/concern also known as ‘employees’ and aligning your people and their functions to the overall mission of your Company. But why bother?

Because HR practises that align and have harmony with your business goals will help your business achieve financial and commercial objectives a lot quicker than without.
It could be for any of these following reasons that you create a HR strategy aligned with the aims and objectives of your business;

  • Improved profitability by reaching sales targets
  • Improved productivity of staff
  • Reducing your costs- less wasted time, resources and wages
  • Reducing customer complaints
  • Employee retention- keeping your best people
  • Excelling against your competition
  • Good PR- recognition as a ‘great employer’

Source: Solve HR

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Sewing your own clothes...?

Check out the blog called "New Dress a Day" (Just google it and it's the first one that pops up). It's amazing. It's a woman who lost her job and instead of getting mopey and complaining about it, she challenged herself to make a new outfit each day for under a dollar. She goes around to goodwills and garage sales and makes these incredibly outfits.
So, I got inspired and went out and boug...'t afford it, so I'll make my own stuff. Instead of sitting around complaining, I'm going to be proactive.
What I'm posting about is, does anyone know of any good sites that give hints on beginner's sewing and cute projects? And, to anyone who looks at her blog, are you amazed that she can take stuff that ugly and huge and turn it into things that people would spend hundreds of dollars on?

Todays activities

Thanks! I'm glad you like the idea. Craigslist won't let me post pics or links yet (too new an account?) but if you want to see pictures, I do have some listed on etsy. My store name is under the same as here, clevercrafter.
I spent the early afternoon hours searching through a coulple of Goodwills and Dollar Stores. No luck at Goodwill this week, but I did find some great stickers at the...great size to use on magnet sheets. I have them cut out and now all I have to do is coat them with polyurethane. Too cold outside today though!
Still working on the button brainstorming... I need to wait until my fiance buys a drill, then find some cheap plastic plates that I can use with the buttons to make clocks. Other than that, no more ideas yet...
What are you working on today?

Upscale houston neighborhoods?

Hello!
I am planning a trip to houston in a couple of days and would very much like to hit the goodwills and charity thrift shops in the city. I find that going to the old-money upscale neighborhoods of a city is usually my best bet; however, I don't know houston at all. Does anyone have any advice on what neighborhoods I should go to? Many thanks and happy New Year!

Sensible shoes

Make sure what you *do* wear is clean, bright, pressed, and SENSIBLE. anyone who works at a preschool and community center is going to be doing a lot of running around.
and i know this might seem silly, but check out any nearby Goodwills and/or thrift shops. you never know what you might find, and sometimes a nice jacket just needs a button sewed back on and a good ironing to look top dollar. Good luck!!

Having been recently in that exact situation...

I'm not sure what they are like where you are but where I am, Goodwill has an excellent suit collection for SUPER cheap - like $8 for a jacket max. You might have to spend some serious time digging through it all to find your exact size, but it's worth it. I've seen everything from Theory pants to Wet Seal, but Banana Republic is most common (where I am). Plus, you're recycling clothes which is great for the environment!
Hopefully the Goodwills in your area have just as great a selection.

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