Shining light on the HR profession

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 19 July 2011




(2011), "Shining light on the HR profession", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 19 No. 5.



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Shining light on the HR profession

Article Type: Abstracts From: Human Resource Management International Digest, Volume 19, Issue 5

Lawler E.B., , Jamrog J. and Boudreau J. HR Magazine (USA), February 2011, Vol. 56 No. 2, Start page: 38, No. of pages: 3

Discusses how the recession has affected the organizational standing of human resource practitioners in the USA. Argues that the need to handle layoffs and cut labour costs could have had either a positive of a negative impact on the extent to which the human resource managers are seen as business partners. Looks at what has happened in practice, reporting the results of a survey of around 1000 human resource executives and other types of managers in large US corporations. Reports that the human resource function has generally emerged from the recession with an increase in it strategic role and with more power. Pinpoints the actions taken by human resource professionals to support their organization with analytics and metrics, effective talent management strategies and innovative human resource strategies as key to this improvement. ISSN: 1047-3149 Reference: 40AG567

Keywords: Human resource management, Business strategy, Recession, United States of America

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