ERIC Number: EJ1055808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
People Strategy in Human Resources: Lessons for Mentoring in Higher Education
Baker, Vicki L.
Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, v23 n1 p6-18 2015
In this article, I offer the notion of alignment, a human resources framework, as a conceptual tool for better informing the development of mentoring programming and policy in higher education. Alignment accounts for both individual and organizational factors as means for providing the necessary connections among human resources and organizational policies and outcomes. The three types of alignment: "Vertical" (connection between people strategy and business goals), "horizontal" (connection among individual HR policy areas), and "implementation" (the degree to which action is taken to put the people strategy into effect) have the potential to improve the efficacy of mentorships, the contextual factors that influences them, and the intended outcomes of these relationships.
Descriptors: Human Resources, Mentors, Higher Education, Context Effect, Program Development, School Policy, Interpersonal Relationship, Organizational Objectives, Institutional Mission, Career Development, Guidelines, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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