The added value debate

Gary Rees, C. Leatherbarrow

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review


    This chapter addresses the vexing issue of valuing the contribution that the human resource (HR) function adds to an organization. Any function (such as marketing, finance or purchasing) may be scrutinized for its added value, but HR is particularly prone to being questioned, and more so in stringent economic circumstances and contexts. Newer forms of HR delivery, such as the Ulrich Business Partner model, that attempts to move the HR function away from simple transactional function to a business-focused transformational model will also be explored.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStrategic Human Resource Management
    Subtitle of host publicationAn International Perspective
    EditorsGary Rees, Paul Smith
    PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
    Number of pages34
    ISBN (Electronic)9781529755947
    ISBN (Print)9781529740790, 9781529740783
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2021


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