HRD 013 STRATEGIC HR

MAASAI MARA UNIVERSITY
REGULAR UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS
2018/2019 ACADEMIC YEAR
FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT
COURSE CODE: HRD 013
COURSE TITLE: STRATEGIC HRM

DATE: 21ST AUGUST, 2019 TIME: 0830 – 1030 HRS
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Answer Question ONE and any other THREE questions
This paper consists of TWO printed pages. Please turn over.
QUESTION ONE
a) An organization has various strategic Human Resource choices available
in designing its human resource system. Cite the strategic human
resource choices available in recruiting, selecting and socializing
employees. (10 marks)
b) Define the following terms in relation to strategic human resource
management
i. Strategic management (2 marks)
ii. Strategy (2 marks)
iii. Strategic human resource management (2 marks)
c) Explain five benefits of human resource planning during formulation of
human resource strategies (9 marks)
QUESTION TWO
a) Briefly write short notes on the following terms in relation to strategic
human resource management
i. Organization vision (3marks)
ii. Mission statement (3marks)
iii. Strategic human resource planning (3marks)
b) Discuss the three types of policies generally formulated by companies
(6marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Identify and explain contribution that human resource professionals can
make towards making human resources into a competitive advantage
(10 marks)
b) Explain the challenges of human resource planning by organizations in
developing an affective human resource strategy (5 marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Discuss the models of strategic HRM (10 marks)
b) Explain the aims of strategic HRM (5 marks)
QUESTION FIVE
a) Introducing particular Human Resource (HR) practices causes better
firm performance. States and explain the objectives of human resource
strategy. (10 marks)
b) Explain five ways in which health and safety, as a human resource
practice, can be utilized to increase a firms performance (5 marks)

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