Strategic HR taking up more prominent position

first_imgStrategicHR decision-making, along with pressures to improve productivity and cut costs,have become more important business issues in the past year.Theseare the key findings of an Institute of Directors (IoD) survey of HR directors,which also reveals that 35 per cent of the respondents’ companies still do nothave a succession plan. Furthermore, 31 per cent of those surveyed report thattheir companies’ succession plans do not fit with company strategy due to aleadership gap.IoDchief executive Andrew Main Wilson, said that while business now clearlyrecognises that well-trained and well-motivated staff, together with a coherentstrategy, are the critical elements of a successful organisation, companiesneed to ensure there is proper succession planning for management positions.Conductedwith 98 HR directors at the IoD’s HR directors’ forum and launched at itsannual conference, most respondents think employers value HR, but employees andunions value HR less. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Strategic HR taking up more prominent positionOn 10 Dec 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more