Title: Human capital differentiation: toward human resource systems differentiation

Authors: Sayyed Mohsen Zare; Ali Shaemi Barzoki; Mohammad Esmaeil Ansari; Mehdi Abzari

Addresses: Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 8174673441, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 8174673441, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 8174673441, Iran ' Department of Management, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 8174673441, Iran

Abstract: The existence of different human capital in organisations and the emphasis on its effective management has brought a new approach in the field of human resource management. The best configuration approach seeks to create compatibility between human resource approaches and the characteristics of human capital in the organisation. This study aims to identify human capital uniqueness and strategic value as a two dimensions of human resource architecture and classify this different workforce in the organisation. The 364 jobs have been identified and initially grouped by International Standard Classification of Occupations. The 33 experts of Isfahan Municipality were selected and the data related to job groups through a questionnaire were collected. The results show these jobs can be arranged within three main categories of key, traditional, and contractual employees. This means there is some variety of workforce in organisations that requires planning and designing different human resource systems in the future.

Keywords: strategic human resource management; human capital; differentiated human resource management; human resource architecture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2018.10016005

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2018 Vol.15 No.4, pp.363 - 387

Received: 23 Jun 2017
Accepted: 14 Apr 2018

Published online: 25 Oct 2018 *

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