HR column Only connect

January 2011
People Management;1/13/2011, p13
The author emphasizes the need to strengthen the connection between human resources (HR) and other business stakeholders. He believes that business impact is less on title, position or reporting line than mindset, influence and skills. He comments on the key findings of study conducted by John Purcell and his colleagues at University of Bath in which they found that success is dependent on staff practicing discretionary behaviour. He explores the role of HR in the business.


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