HR function


You’ll find here information on HR’s role in building organisational capability, HR leadership, improving the HR function, HR transformation, managing the HR department, HR audits and benchmarking, HR planning, shared services and HR outsourcing, HR competencies, HR managers, HR directors, HR brand and HR consultants.

There are other pages for: absence, business partnering, employment law, flexible working, HR and the economy, HR policies, HR records, HR trends, learning and development, recruitment, reward management, strategic HR, talent management and working time.

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Research Reports (25)

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