The contribution of Human Resource strategies to the Organizational Success; a case of Commercial Banks in Kisii County

Charles Kombo Okioga


Strategic Human Resource Management is the linkage between strategic management and human resource management; it is the set of managerial decisions and actions that determine the long term performance of an organization. It entails environmental scanning, strategy formulation, implementation, evaluation and control. Strategic Human Resource Management offers a competitive advantage by building critical capabilities of Human Resources, strategic management in the organization facilitates strategy formulation and   in policy implementation by providing competent human resources and competitive intelligence.

Strategic human resource planning introduces the aspect of a strategic plan; an important tool in determining whether an organization will have the skills and knowledge in place when it needs them. An effective strategic Human Resource management program will assist employees in using and developing skills and knowledge that will benefit the organization, the growth and self-esteem of its employees. Thus, Human Resource management is a vital tool in avoiding technological obsolescence.

With a heightened competition for customers and offering quality service commercial Banks in Kenya are searching for strategies to implement so as to align business objectives with employees. If such alignment is successful, an organizational can accelerate workforce adaptation to change, improve cost-effectiveness of human resource decisions, and increase retention of the organization top achievers and this will go along way to assist in the general organizational performance.

KEY WORDS: Strategy, Efficiency, Human Resource, Performance

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