Strategic HR forms the fabric of Gore-Tex firm

Chubb, Laura
April 2008
People Management;4/3/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p14
This article discusses the focus of WL Gore & Associates on more strategic activities. According to the author, the firm did not consider employee relations a core human resource practice, allowing the function to focus on more strategic activities. She notes that the firm has embedded a culture of belief in both the individual and the power of small teams. She also finds that each employee has a sponsor, who acts as both mentor and coach.


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