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HR for HR

THE FOUR ROLES or deliverables for HR described in the previous chapters—management of strategic HR, firm infrastructure, employee contribution, and transformation and change—require new ways of thinking and doing HR. Too often, human resource professionals are the cobbler’s unshod children: they design systems, give advice, and help others, but they fail to apply HR principles to themselves. If HR professionals are to become partners and play the four roles described, they must champion HR principles within their department. This means building a strategic intent for the HR function and creating an HR organization to deliver that strategy, ...

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