Achieving Excellence in Human Resources Management: An Assessment of Human Resource Functions is CEO's fifth study of human resources in large corporations. The only long-term analysis of its kind, this text compares data from CEO's earlier studies to data collected in 2007--12 years of data in total.

Like CEO's previous research, this project measures whether the HR function is changing and on gauging its effectiveness. Edward E. Lawler III and John W. Boudreau pay particular attention to whether HR is changing to become an effective strategic partner. They also analyze how organizations can more effectively manage their human capital.

The results show some important changes and indicate what HR needs to do to be effective in the years to come. The text identifies best practices and effective organizational designs. This is a must-read for scholars and practitioners engaged in Human Resource Management.

 

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By Edward E. Lawler III and John W. Boudreau
Achieving Excellence in Human Resources Management: An Assessment of Human Resource Functions
Stanford University Press, 2009

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