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Strengthen the HRM value by a position in the management team.

Kosse, M.L. (2018) Strengthen the HRM value by a position in the management team.

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Abstract:This research is focussed on the added value of HRM when they obtain a position in the organisational management team and when they do not obtain this position. Semi-structured interviews were held at twelve different companies to provide an answer on the research question. “What are the differences in perceived value of HRM depending on the representativeness of HRM in the MT?” The results of this research showed that the expertise of HRM and the view of the CEO on HRM are crucial factors in determining which position HRM should obtain. This research advises organisations to provide HRM a position in the MT, because it strenghtens the HRM position by having the opportunity to act as soon as possible, having the opportunity to be taken seriously and having all the information needed. It prevents HRM from being solely an administrative function. A position in the MT strenghthens the strategical contribution and therefore the value of HRM for the organisation. Thereby, it gives HRM the opportunity to influence the performance of the organisation positively. To be of high value in the management team, the HRM expertise and the view of the CEO on HRM are crucial. Therefore it is for organisations recommended to get insight in the value of the CEO/director on HRM and in the HRM expertise. HRM in the MT will not succeed if the CEO/director does not support HRM in the meetings and in addition HRM must have the right expertise to be a successful contributor in the meetings. The right expertise implies that HRM must have the ability to influence and convince the board. Also, a strong personality is needed to give the human aspect a stage in decision making.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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