The effective management of the people resource has become a key priority for all organisations in our ever more competitive marketplaces. Internally, the HR function often operates at a more strategic level (SHRM) and therefore looks to exercise greater influence over organisational direction. Externally, the job market (locally and internationally) has become ever more complex and in many ways the employee population has become more portable and flexible. In some areas there are considerable skills shortages. Question Using your organisation or one with which you are familiar: evaluate how the SHRM function operates and looks to achieve optimal levels of contribution from its people resource; analyse how your organisation engages in this ˜war for talent’ (McKinsey and Company 1999) and is able to recruit, select and develop its employee population. Looking for the best essay writer? Click below to have a customized paper written as per your requirements.