Final Thoughts

Here are some final thoughts on this structure and these roles. Note that if they are implemented as described, there may not be large functional units within HR. As is the case with strategic staffing, each HR function may have a small unit that focuses on strategic issues. Figure 16-1 refers to these as “centers of excellence,” but they could be just as well be labeled “centers of expertise.” These centers are not involved in anything tactical, however. All of the functional support and administration is provided within the structure (and reporting relationships) of the HR service center. Figure 16-2 provides a table that describes how strategic staffing/workforce planning roles and accountabilities might be allocated to various ...

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