Corporations are undergoing dramatic changes with significant implications for how human resources are best managed and organized. There is a growing consensus that human capital is critical to an organization’s success. But is there a consensus about how the HR function itself should be organized? Or if change is in fact occurring?
Creating a Strategic Human Resources Organization, the third study on the HR function in large corporations, measures how changes in the business environment affect human resources and, consequently, whether HR is becoming a strategic business partner. A follow-up to the 1995 and 1998 reports, this edition compares new data with the original studies to note changes and improvements in the selected corporations. This publication is a CEO report of a study funded by the Human Resource Planning Society and the corporate sponsors of the Center for Effective Organizations.