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There are a variety of ways to approach the management of HR in a business. The business textbooks like to describe two broad approaches to HRM which are explained further below:

"Hard" HR
"Soft" HR
However, it is important to remember that, in reality, these two approaches are somewhat academic in nat...
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Hard HRM
Treats employees simply as a resource of the business (like machinery & buildings)

Strong link with corporate business planning – what resources do we need, how do we get them and how much will they cost

Focus of HRM: identify workforce needs of the business and recruit & manage accordingly (h...
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Soft HRM
Treats employees as the most important resource in the business and a source of competitive advantage

Employees are treated as individuals and their needs are planned accordingly

Focus of HRM: concentrate on the needs of employees – their roles, rewards, motivation etc

Key features

Strategic foc...
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Which is best? Soft or Hard HRM?
Which of the two approaches is better? The answer is – it depends!

The "hard" approach to HR might be expected to result in a more cost-effective workforce where decision-making is quicker and focused on senior managers. However, such an approach pays relatively little...
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