Effective management of human resources is critically important to U.S. industry, in general, and to the U.S. construction industry, in particular. The construction industry must identify new practices for attracting, training and developing, rewarding, and retaining highly productive and qualified personnel. Further research on HR practices in the construction industry can contribute, as it has in other industries, to helping the industry identify such practices. The writers are currently conducting such research.
Many constructors are well on the way toward upgrading their HR function and making it a strategic business partner with general management. However, in many cases, the HR function continues to be a staff function that is underutilized, a record-keeping function that focuses on maintenance and administration, and a function whose potential contribution to overall productivity is not recognized. That situation will change as more constructors become aware of the value of an effective HR function staffed with competent HR professionals.
This research was supported in part by a research grant from Texas A&M University.
這項研究有一部分是由Texas A&M University.支持。