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Line manager involvement in careers

Douglas Renwick (The Management School, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK)
Christina M. MacNeil (The Business School, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 1 December 2002



Within the general human resource management (HRM) literature, the devolution of HR tasks to line managers is often seen as a core element of an HR approach with a series of costs and benefits arising. However, concerns have arisen on the ability and willingness of line managers to carry out HR tasks properly including developing employees in their careers, the demands such changes make on line managers themselves, and how such changes alter their own career patterns. This article maps out a consideration of aspects of career development given the trend to line manager involvement in careers. The implications for employee career development are explored, as are those for line managers and HR professionals.



Renwick, D. and MacNeil, C.M. (2002), "Line manager involvement in careers", Career Development International, Vol. 7 No. 7, pp. 407-414.




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