Human Resource Function Competencies in European Companies

35 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2004

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Paul Boselie

Tilburg University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences; Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Jaap Paauwe

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: June 2004 8,

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of recent empirical research on human resource competencies in Europe. The data were collected in 2002 in the global Human Resource Competence Study, an initiative of the University of Michigan. The results suggest that personal credibility and HR delivery have a positive effect on the relative ranking of the HR function and its professionals. According to non-HRM respondents strategic contribution is the competency that will lead to financial competitiveness, while HR managers consider business knowledge to be crucial for added value of the HR function.

Keywords: human resource management, HR function, competencies

JEL Classification: M, M10, L2, L29

Suggested Citation

Boselie, Paul and Paauwe, Jaap, Human Resource Function Competencies in European Companies (June 2004 8,). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=594994

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