Building Competitive Advantage Through Human Resource Management

804 Words Nov 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
Bartlett and Ghoshal’s article Building Competitive Advantage Through People discusses three areas of human resource management, which impacts today’s competitive workforce, all of which revolve around one thing, people. What is a key to any successful company being competitive begins with the recruitment strategy. It is essential to hire the right people for the right job and “attract the right people for those positions” (Jacoby, 2014). This recruitment foundation needs to be built on the understanding that “people are the key strategic resource” (Bartlett & Ghoshal, 2002, p. 35). The next area of focus is talent development, which needs to be entrenched in the culture of the organization. This not only includes conventional training within the company, but “all managers need to give their team members ongoing feedback and coaching” (Bartlett & Ghoshal, 2002, p. 38). Finally, the organization must build a practice of “engaging, motivating and bonding” with the talented employees they hire in order to retain them long term. Although society today seems to be nomadic, loyalty is not dead.

Bartlett and Ghoshal’s article and The Way of the Shepherd both speak to the core of any business, human capital. Investment in human capital is the most effective and efficient way for organizations to achieve their strategic goals. In Romans 12:4, “For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function”, each person brings a unique insight,…

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