Unit 1: Discussion

Introduction

‘Strategy’ Not just for the military anymore! 

Unit Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the overall business strategy of an organization. (9)
  • Develop a recruitment and staffing strategy to match the business strategy. (9)
  • Identify and select specific staffing decisions relative to the strategy. (9)

  

Directions

Answer BOTH of the discussion questions, and respond to at least 2 peers.

  1. Organizations often prefer to replace rather than retain talent. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? How does strategy play a role in this decision?
  2. Given the importance of strategic staffing, why do you think HR practitioners do not align the staffing decisions with the overall business strategy?