From Admin to Strategy: the Changing Face of the HR Function

Tamkin P, Barber L, Dench S | Report 332 | Institute for Employment Studies | May 1997

From much that has been written on changes in the HR function in recent years, it might be expected that everything has been resolved.

HR has completed the transformation from administrative 'doer' to strategic facilitator, but the reality is that many functions are still grappling with the changing role.

This report brings together findings from a number of sources (the literature, a series of case studies and consultancy work with organisations) to examine the reality of how the HR function has had to change itself in helping organisations deal with change.