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The Strategic and Administrative Role of Human Resources

Research by Lawler and Mohrman (2003) indicated that from 1995 to the latest survey, HR only spent about 23% of its time on the strategic role and the administrative role only decreased slightly.

Why do you think that the time spent on the strategic role of HR has not increased at a faster rate?
Why do you think that the time spent on the administrative role has only slightly decreased even though outsourcing of administrative activities has increased dramatically since 1995?

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December 19, 2007
Tags: Innovation, Careers, personal growth, strategic planning


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I think in large regard the reason for not spending more time on the strategic aspect of HR is due to the complexities associated with doing the tactical day to day tasks. We as workers, all know that we have more than enough to do in our day to ...

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This is a discussion analyzing the strategic and administrative role of human resources. It analyzes the decline in activities in relation to outsourcing.