HR issues top of mind for execs worldwide: study

Human resources departments under pressure to meet heightened expectations
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2003

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R issues now dominate corporate strategic priorities, putting HR departments under pressure to meet heightened expectations, according to a new global study of business executives.

Four of the five top strategic priorities most commonly identified by business executives surveyed globally in the second half of 2002 were HR-related: attracting and retaining skilled staff (1); improving workforce performance (3); changing leadership and management behaviours (4); and changing organizational culture and employee attitudes (5).