HR function

Index here items on HR’s role in building organisational capability, HR leadership, improving the HR function, HR transformation, managing the HR department, HR metrics, HR audits and benchmarking, HR planning, shared services and HR outsourcing, HR competencies, HR managers, HR directors, HR brand and HR consultants.

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    Wannabe partners

    The article “Go beyond your remit to be taken seriously by the top table, HR told” (News, page 13, 15 November 2007) was the final straw for me. For years, I wondered if I was the only HR person who loathed the term business...

    How to... engage line managers in people management

    Being a line manager isn’t easy these days. “We have to do our own finance and now we’re doing HR’s job as well!” was a comment we heard recently from a senior executive. It must seem to...

    In the hot seat

    Q Do you see yourself as describing what is happening in organisations, or prescribing a model for others to follow? What is the balance between these two? A I see myself doing both. I have the luxury of being able...

    Street smart

    It’s 10 years since management guru Dave Ulrich threw down the gauntlet to HR professionals: define the value you create and collaborate with business managers or face the inevitable outsourcing of your function. And on the...

    Hewitt loses BP outsourcing contract

    Hewitt Associates has lost its pioneering HR outsourcing contract with BP, which is in talks with alternative partners. The energy giant notified Hewitt earlier this year that it would not be renewing the contract,...

    Roffey Park helps councils to shift to Ulrich business partner model

    The first HR academy to help local authorities reflect a business partner model has been launched. Training organisation Roffey Park has created the academy for East Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove City...

    HR Business Partners

    Title: HR Business Partners Authors: Ian Hunter, Jane Saunders, Allan Boroughs and Simon Constance Publisher: Gower Publishing (01235 827730) Price: £55 ISBN: 0 566 08625 5 The authors explore the...

    Up to data

    For some time, technology has been talked about as a significant enabler in HR's quest to take on a more strategic role. With even the most basic off-the-shelf software applications able to automate an increasing number...

    The long and winding road

    Raymond Caldwell is one of the academics at the forefront of researching the phenomenon known as HR business partnering. A senior lecturer in management at Birkbeck College, University of London, Caldwell has conducted numerous...

    The world has moved on, but the Ulrich model hasn't

    Dave Ulrich has done much to define the role of HR in the 1990s, and he is now making a valiant effort to account for today's business reality by tweaking his old role description. Alas, the world has moved on and tweaking...