Discuss the External Environmental Factors Presented in Jackson and Schuler’s (1995) HRM Model


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Description of topic:

Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) plays a significant role in organizational effectiveness (Gallup Consulting, 2010; Pfeffer & Veiga, 1999). It is therefore important to adopt SHRM, as opposed to traditional Human Resource Management (HRM), for effective HR decision-making within an organization. Amongst the abundance of available SHRM models, Jackson and Schuler’s (1995) model includes a variety of macro-level environmental characteristics that influence the implementation of HRM practices, policies and philosophies, and subsequently, influences organizational performance.


The focus of this assignment is to analyze the external operating environment of a Higher Education (HE) Sector and discuss how impacts the HRM functions of a HE provider (e.g. Charles Darwin University). Use Jackson and Schuler (1995) HRM model to analyze the external environment of the HE Sector that you are familiar with. Identify and discuss the factors of the environment and their potential impact on the HRM functions of a HE provider of your choice.

Assignment information:

To complete this assignment successfully students are required to:

  • Identify a HE provider (e.g. a university) in Australia or in your home country/state/territory. Briefly describe the profile of the HE provider and discuss its mission and vision.
  • Discuss the external environmental factors presented in Jackson and Schuler’s (1995) HRM model.
  • Use Jackson and Schuler model to analyze the factors of the external operating environment of your chosen HE provider.
  • Discuss the different functions of HR. The typical HR functions are (i) planning, resourcing and retention, (ii) recruitment and selection, (iii) training and development, (iv) remuneration and rewards, and (v) employee relations.
  • Discuss the impact of each external environmental factor on the HR functions of the chosen HE provider.


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