internal fit

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Is the process of ensuring that the various human resource policies are sufficiently integrated to produce a coherent human resource strategy. In other words, the key activities of resourcing, development, and reward should be composed of policies and processes that are directed towards achieving the same or complementary objectives. The importance of internal fit is particularly stressed by bundles theorists who suggest overall organizational performance can be affected by having the configuration of internal HR processes. [See external fit.]

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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