This paper illustrates, through a case-study of one of the old life sciences and diagnostics companies in Denmark, Radiometer Medical Plc. (now part of the Danaher Corporation), how the HR-department starts to work in a much more systematic way with effectiveness and efficiency, in the attempt to ‘deliver results’. Through the development of consecutive measures of the HR contribution, developed as part of a larger restructuring of the function, HR has now acquired a more central position in the company. The function has taken the initiative to frequently monitor activities and its ability to support the operations and progress of the business organization. The case study is an empirical example of how a local HR-unit (in a large global corporation), without any tradition in this domain, successfully managed to simultaneous develop capacities to pursue effectiveness and efficiency, ending up with a stronger emphasis on core values and rationalizing the function itself.
Viii International Workshop on Human Resource Management: Sevilla, May 12-13, 2011, 2011
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VIII international workshop on human resource management, 2011