Creating value through peopleBy
- Mark Withers, Managing Director of Mightywaters Consulting, UK
- Mark Williamson, Leadership Team at Partners for Change, UK
- Martin Reddington, HR consultant and former leader of the HR transformation program at Cable and Wireless, UK
HR managers and practitioners; HR consultants; students on MBA/postgraduate HR courses.
Published: September 2009
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
âIn this stimulating book, the authors pull no punches about what is at stake - unless HR is clear about the way it can add value, the threat is that the business will turn elsewhere for that contribution and the in-house HR function will become insignificant and impotentâ¦ This practical guide to transforming HR thus amounts to a kind of managerial Viagra to help perk up the professionâs resolve to face up to change.â
John Philpott, CIPD Chief Economist âThese three reflective practitioners have produced a first class book providing us with a combination of their own HR research, knowledge of the relevant literature and experience in HR management and consultancy, all blended in with the critical insights of senior contributing practitioners - one of the best in the field.â
Professor Graeme Martin, Director of Centre for Reputation Management through People, University of Glasgow Business School âThis new edition takes the logic of HR transformation to the next level... I commend this helpful, inspirational and strategic yet practical book. Any HR practitioner aiming to move their function up the value chain will benefit from the wisdom, insight and sensible recommendations it contains.â
Linda Holbeche, former CIPD Director of Research and Policy âPeople issues remain some of the most difficult and complex faced by organisations. If you are serious about creating a value adding HR Function this book is essential reading. Written by practitioners who have worked for many years at the sharp end of HR transformation, the book takes you through the transformation journey and presents clear approaches to enable you to deliver high value HRâ.
Jerry Arnott, Director, Organisation and People Development, Department for Work and Pensions