n South African Journal of Labour Relations - Building a human resource strategy for a merging higher education institution in South Africa
|Article Title||Building a human resource strategy for a merging higher education institution in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||University of South Africa (UNISA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Labour Relations|
|Author||Cecile M. Schultz|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||100 - 119|
Many human resource management challenges result from change processes such as mergers. The aim of this article is to report on the holistic process of building a human resource strategy for a merging higher education institution in South Africa. The population size was 1 363 permanent staff members and a convenience sample of 297 was used. The principal factor analysis was employed. The results specified that human resource practices, leadership and support are cornerstones in this human resource strategy. The article will help to address the most important human resource issues as depicted in the human resource strategy of a merging higher education institution.
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