The effective implementation of HR practices is now widely acknowledged to be critical to firm performance, and is attracting a lot of research attention. Yet much of this research has focused so far on the role of line managers as HR implementers. We instead study how the HR department may contribute to the effective implementation of HR practices. By means of comparing case studies of different implementation processes in a variety of firms, we find that the HR department is able to make significant contributions at different stages of the implementation process. Specifically, HR departments can contribute to the effective implementation of HR practices with their decisions on practices¿ design, their ability to influence other organizational actors, and through the use of windows of opportunity. Our findings also point at the crucial role of the firm¿s CEO as an HR ally. An emerging model articulating our findings is proposed.

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Trullén Fernández, Jordi; Bonache Pérez, Jaime Alfonso; Stirpe, Luigi; Valverde , Mireia

Implementing HR practices effectively: Exploring the role of the HR department

2015
The effective implementation of HR practices is now widely acknowledged to be critical to firm performance, and is attracting a lot of research attention. Yet much of this research has focused so far on the role of line managers as HR implementers. We instead study how the HR department may contribute to the effective implementation of HR practices. By means of comparing case studies of different implementation processes in a variety of firms, we find that the HR department is able to make significant contributions at different stages of the implementation process. Specifically, HR departments can contribute to the effective implementation of HR practices with their decisions on practices¿ design, their ability to influence other organizational actors, and through the use of windows of opportunity. Our findings also point at the crucial role of the firm¿s CEO as an HR ally. An emerging model articulating our findings is proposed.
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Implementing HR practices effectively: Exploring the role of the HR department
Trullén Fernández, Jordi; Bonache Pérez, Jaime Alfonso; Stirpe, Luigi; Valverde , Mireia
In New clues for analysing the HRM black box
Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom): Cambridge Scholars Publishing , 2015
p. 37 - 65

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