Strategic Human Resources Management: Strategies in Iraq and Jordan

Strategic Human Resources Management: Strategies in Iraq and Jordan

Ahmad Ali Salih (Middle East University, Jordan)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8048-5.ch006

Abstract

The chapter aims to identify the level of human resources management strategies in the Arab business organizations in Iraq and Jordan as a model in an attempt to bridge the shortage of descriptive and comparative Arabic studies. In order to achieve the goal of this chapter, it is structured to cover the following sections: 1) introduction and intellectual background to subject, 2) literature review, 3) the human and organizational characteristics of the Arab business organizations in Iraq and Jordan, and 4) The reality of human resource management strategies in the Arab organizations in Iraq and Jordan and their future directions.
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Introduction

Strategic Human Resources Management is an approach to develop and implement a human resources strategy which integrates with business strategy and enables the organization to reach its goals. Therefore, strategic human resources management is considered a factor in the success of the organization as a means of achieving success and thus excellence. In addition to its role in assessing the skills and abilities of individuals who work on organizational strategies and place them in the right position, which supports the overall strategy that leads to the competitive advantage.

Strategic human resources management is defined as a set of long-term strategies that reflect the organization's policy in dealing with the human resource in the work environment in a manner consistent with the organization's strategy through planning, organizing, directing and monitoring aspects of finding individual and working on their development, compensation and preservation, in the sake of achieving the objectives of the organization and improving its performance and productivity.

Based on the above, the present chapter aims to identify the level of human resources management strategies in the Arab business organizations in Iraq and Jordan as a model in an attempt to bridge the shortage of descriptive and comparative Arabic studies.

In order to achieve the goal of the chapter, its structure consisted of five main sections:

  • 1.

    Introduction and intellectual background to subject, including (intellectual dilemma, rationale justifications, main objectives)

  • 2.

    Theoretical Background and Literature Review, including:

    • a.

      Basic Concepts (Strategic Human Resource Management Concept, the necessities that dictate the practice of strategic human resources management, Strategic Human Resource Management Models).

    • b.

      Human resources management strategies (human capital strategy, talent management strategy, engagement strategy, and learning strategy and development).

  • 3.

    The human and organizational characteristics of the Arab business organizations in Iraq and Jordan, it includes (a description of the characteristics of the human resources in the Arab organizations in terms of scientific qualifications, field experience, skills and training level) as well as description of the organizational characteristics, including (The nature of the activity of the organizations, the types of their products and services, their sizes).

  • 4.

    The reality of human resource management strategies in the Arab organizations in Iraq and Jordan and their future directions:, including: (Presenting and analyzing the reality, comparing the practice of strategies, looking at future prospects)

  • 5.

    Basic guidelines for developing the performance of human resource management strategies in Arab business organizations in Iraq and Jordan. It covers two areas:

    • a.

      Recommendations for Arab business organizations in Iraq and Jordan in order to develop the performance of their current human resources management strategies.

    • b.

      Proposals for Arab business organizations in Iraq and Jordan in order to develop the performance of future human resource management strategies.

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