#9 Partnering for HR

This research examined the involvement, openness and competencies of line managers in human resource management. The results show that managers are most involved in performance management functions and least involved in compensation and benefit functions. Involvement in HR is associated with perceived quality of HR group, openness to HR and level of competencies. Suggestions to improve the partnership between HR and the line include: clarifying roles, obtaining a champion and role model among line managers, orienting and training both line managers and HR, making managers accountable for HR, ensuring flawless delivery of basic HR services, providing tools and structures to assist managers and involving managers in the formulation of HR systems and policies.