functional expert

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Is one of the main HR roles identified by US management writer, David Ulrich. Functional experts are HR managers who possess a body of specialist knowledge, typically in a particular field of HR management such as development or reward. They use this knowledge in a variety of ways: to solve problems for employing organizations, develop menus of policy options, devise policies in specialist areas of HR, and offer consultancy to business units. Acting as a functional expert is one of the main strategies that Ulrich presents to the human resource function as a way of enhancing its usefulness and standing within industry.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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