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The dual responsibility of the HR specialist … for people issues and strategic management

The dual responsibility of the HR specialist … for people issues and strategic management Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the importance of human resources (HR) specialists being able to deal with both people issues and the strategic management of the organization. Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws on work carried out by the authors over the past two years, plus the HR literature. Findings – The paper argues that good HR practices are often ignored, as HR issues seem either insignificant or in conflict with other agendas. In some cases, managers do not have the ability to deal with them. Practical implications – The paper highlights the importance of the HR managers representing workers and management and mentions factors that affect this important responsibility. Social implications – The paper explains how the management of any organization can be improved. Originality/value – The paper presents the arguments in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

The dual responsibility of the HR specialist … for people issues and strategic management

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/09670731111163527
Publisher site
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to outline the importance of human resources (HR) specialists being able to deal with both people issues and the strategic management of the organization. Design/methodology/approach – The paper draws on work carried out by the authors over the past two years, plus the HR literature. Findings – The paper argues that good HR practices are often ignored, as HR issues seem either insignificant or in conflict with other agendas. In some cases, managers do not have the ability to deal with them. Practical implications – The paper highlights the importance of the HR managers representing workers and management and mentions factors that affect this important responsibility. Social implications – The paper explains how the management of any organization can be improved. Originality/value – The paper presents the arguments in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 30, 2011

Keywords: Human resource management; Strategic management; Employees relations

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