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Making HR count: How to validate a “soft” function through employee‐engagement strategy

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 25 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

Reviews the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoints practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

Kate Feather is an HR professional at PeopleMetrics, Philadelphia. In her article, “Helping HR to measure up: arming the ‘soft’ function with hard metrics”, she establishes how HR, typically viewed as a discipline which does not operate within traditional business practices of measurement and corporate strategy, can and should be embraced as an asset in holistic business management.

Practical implications

Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.

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Citation

(2008), "Making HR count: How to validate a “soft” function through employee‐engagement strategy", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 16 No. 3, pp. 25-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/09670730810869538

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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