عنوان مقاله [English]
Due to the key role of human resources and its management in helping organizations achieve their objectives, applying strategic human resource management for supporting upper level strategies (in the form of vertical communication) and also using them as a mechanism for integrating HRM tasks (in the form of horizontal communication) is commonplace nowadays.
Having 22 top and middle-level managers fill out the research questionnaire we study HRM department of Iran's Ministry of ICT to determine its strengths and weaknesses (both organizational and individual) and its opportunities and threats as well. Results show that as far as organizational internal factors "organizational culture" is the main organizational strength, "organizational goals, programs and procedures" are the main organizational weaknesses, "attitudes and values" are the main individual strengths and "responsibility and effort" are the main individual weaknesses of the organization. As far as the external environment, "social factors" is the main opportunity and "political and economical factors" are the main threats for the organization. These results provide useful information for managers tending to develop effective strategies for the organization.