Discipline: Human Resources Management
Human resource (HR) professionals are increasingly challenged to play strategic roles in organizations and demonstrate how HR functions are linked with organizational performance. This study describes the current state of human resource management practice in the Philippines through HR's work systems and roles. It evaluates the relationship of these variables with: (a) perceptions of organizational performance, (b) employee productivity, (c) human capital depletion, and (d) financial performance. Respondents of the survey included HR and line managers in 41 firms. Results indicated that HR units in Philippine organizations are weaker in the strategic HR roles. Significant relationships were obtained with HR roles and work systems and perceptions of organizational effectiveness.