The Strategic Managing of Human Resources addresses the gap between the corporate strategy of a business and the way that HR specialists work with line managers to deliver and implement strategy.The authors define 'human resources' as the capabilites and potential that people bring to work organisations. They examine the process of negotiation, argument, conflict and resolution in all human resource exchanges within a range of management issues.Suitable for students of advanced undergraduate modules in HRM, masters programmes in HRM, CIPD specialist electives and MBA and DMS students.Starts from the premise that managing human resources strategically is crucial for long-term organisational success. Analyses the respective roles and responsibilities of specialist HR and line managers - looking at how HR specialists may operate as a consultant to help line managers implement policies and practices A running case study throughout helps students apply theory to practice Exercises and case studies are drawn from a wide range of organisational contexts, reflecting the range of settings where the employment relationship is managed Forward by Kevan Scholes, co-author of the bestselling Exploring Corporate Strategy"The approach taken by these authors adds something new to the existing market. There is a good balance between theory and concepts on one hand and practical applications and cases on the other hand."Prof. dr. Gerard H.M. Evers, Professor of Human Capital Valuation, Tilburg University, The Netherlands"The authors appreciate the critical role that a human resource strategy can and should play in an overall organisational strategy. The text encourages the reader to explore the links between management issues and HR strategy."Marjorie Corbridge, Associate Dean (Curriculum Development) at the University of Portsmouth Business School.