Strategic focus drives HR to restructure

Phillips, Lucy
November 2007
People Management;11/15/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 23, p11
The article focuses on the report "The Changing HR Function: Transforming HR," released by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in Great Britain. The report found that 53 per cent of human resource (HR) departments had been restructured over the past year and 80 per cent had been in the past five years. The most common reason cited by the 800 senior HR professionals who took part in the survey was to enable the function to become more strategic.


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