Achieving Excellence in Human Resources Management: An Assessment of Human Resource Functions

By Edward E. Lawler Iii; John W. Boudreau | Go to book overview

APPENDIX A
The Practice of Human Resource Management:
A Survey of the Changing Human Resource Function

HR Item Report (N = 106)

THIS SECTION ASKS QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR COMPANY AND THE HR ORGANIZATION.

1.How many employees are in your company?32,284 (avg)
2.How many full-time-equivalent employees (FTE's, exempt, and non-exempt) are part of the HR function? (This number should include both centralized and decentralized staff.)909 (avg)
3.Of the professional/managerial employees in HR, what percentage are in roles that directly support a business unit (for example, generalists)?46.2%
4.Of your professional/managerial HR employees, what percentage are centralized (such as corporate staff)?40.4%
5.What is the background of the current head of HR? (Please check one response.)
□ 1. Human resource management74.5%
□ 2. Other function(s), which one(s)?25.5%
6.Which of the following best describes your company? (please check one response):
□ 1. Single integrated business.23.6%
□ 2. Multiple related businesses with corporate functions providing some integrative support.43.4%
□ 3. Several sectors or groups of business units with some corporate functions and support.30.2%
□ 4. Multiple unrelated businesses managed independently in a “holding company” fashion.2.8%
□ 5. Other (please specify) _________________________________0%

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