From paper-pusher to strategic partner: the changing role of the human resource professional

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Capella University, 2006 - Business & Economics - 131 pages
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The changing function of human resource professionals was investigated to identify some of the changes, challenges, and struggles endured by the subjects involved. The history of the human resource profession has been chronicled over the past 50 years. The literature review revealed the human resource profession was primarily administrative and the new role strategic partner. Findings revealed the new role is embraced and organizations are experiencing a positive impact of the change.

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12 TransformationalChangeMissionStrategicPartnerResistance 12 13 HumanRelationMovementLeadersDiversityPositivelmpact 13 13 HumanRelationMovementLeadersHRTraits 13 13 Source Material A_ B_ C_ African American analyzed Appendix B_ C_ D_ bottom line challenges Code Frequency current study diversity issues employees Frequency Distribution gender globalization Home Depot HR profession created HR professionals HR's HRP1 HRP2 HRP3 HRP4 HRP5 HRP6 HRP7 HRP8 HRP9 HRPs human relation movement human resource department human resource functions human resource management human resource profession human resource professionals human resource roles HumanRelationMovementLeadersDiversityPositivelmpact 13 HumanRelationMovementLeadersDiversityPositivelmpact HumanRelationMovementLeadersDiversityPositivelmpact 13 Source HumanRelationMovementLeadersHRTraits 13 Source HumanRelationMovementTechnicalKnowledgeAdapt 9 Source HumanRelationMovementTechnicalKnowledgeTraining important Internal validity interview literature major functional changes male management team Mann-Whitney numbers organization organizational outsourcing participants personnel positive impact Quantitative research Race/Ethnicity Research question responses role of human role of strategic strategic partner strategic planning survey traditional functions traditional human resource TransformationalChangeDistractionEmbrace9 Source Material TransformationalChangeMissionCommunication 12 Source TransformationalChangeMissionStrategicPartner Acceptance TransformationalChangeMissionStrategicPartnerResistance 12 Source TransformationalChangeMissionStrategicPartnerResistance 12 TransformationalChangeMissionStrategicPartnerResistance Whites African women workplace

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