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Examining HR Attributes

This article accompanies The Changing Face of HR.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Lacking some of the glamour of other professions within the business community, the human resource function has a profound effect on the lives of employees, according to Who Gets the Top Job? Changes in the Attributes of Human Resource Heads and Implications for the Future.

The study -- by Peter Cappelli, director of the Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and Yang Yang, a post-doctoral Wharton fellow, in conjunction with PricewaterhouseCoopers -- documents how the top executives in that function have been changing, an important indicator of the requirements of human resources per se and arguably the best predictor of future changes.

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