Of personnel management. One of three types of managers identified by management theorists Shaun Tyson and Alan Fell (the other types being architect and contracts manager). The ‘clerk of works’ is characterized as a type of personnel manager concerned with employee issues on a day-to-day basis and dealing with routine employment administration. They have no strategic involvement in the business and employment policies tend to be ad hoc and short term. They are responsive to the demands of line managers, where formal authority lies.
Subjects: Human Resource Management.