• General

    Organizational structure and culture; flexible working practices, seasonality

    , mission, leadership

    styles, size of the organization, national, international, nature of the business function, hierarchical,

    flat, functional, centralized and de-centralized, product-based, project, matrix, liquid, theories Handy, Mintzberg, Weber

    • Impact of financial resources; availability of labor, skills needs v shortages, cost of labor, productivity, minimum wage, nature of the workforce, seasonality, nature of contracts, remuneration packages, reward systems

    • Government legislation affecting human resource management strategies such as rights for disabled workers, equal opportunities legislation, data protection laws, health and safety laws, contracts of employment, breaks and holiday entitlement, redundancy and dismissal, maternity arrangements, race relations, sex discrimination

    • Current organizational situation, competitive and financial environment, the culture of the organization, organization strategy, need for human resources, human resource plans, and policies e.g. recruitment and selection, learning, and development, performance management, staffing adjustments, talent management