The added value debate

Gary Rees, C. Leatherbarrow

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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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