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John J. Haggerty & Patrick M. Wright

In: The SAGE Handbook of Human Resource Management

Chapter 7: Strong Situations and Firm Performance: A Proposed Re-Conceptualization of the Role of the HR Function

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Strong Situations and Firm Performance: A Proposed Re-Conceptualization of the Role of the HR Function
Strong situations and firm performance: A proposed re-conceptualization of the role of the HR function

Facilitator: Imagine yourself in a world where all of the administrivia, the lowest value added work you do, is suddenly gone. What is it that you will now do with that available time?

HR Practitioner: (After a long pause) I don't honestly know, but I'm fairly certain I won't have the skills to do it.

In a recent series of global HR working group sessions, we consistently heard that somewhere between 30 and 70 per cent of the time worked by relatively high-level HR professionals is, by their own admission, low-value added, and thus only remotely connected to ...

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