Value-based Human Resource Strategy

Developing your HR Consultancy Role


  • Tony Grundy, Director, Cambridge Corporate Development Consultants, and Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Cranfield School of Management
  • Laura Brown, Director, Cambridge Corporate Development Consultants and Director of the MSc in Clinical Research at Cardiff University

Value-Based Human Resource Strategy demonstrates how HR strategy can be positioned and implemented to generate real shareholder value, using case studies from BT, Dyson, Marks and Spencer and others.The following topics are covered:* Scope, positioning, process* Strategy techniques* Links with managing for value* Project managing HR strategy* Specific HR strategy issues and breakthroughs* Being an HR strategy consultantMany HR managers are trying to become more of a consultant than an HR administrator and don't know how to - this book addresses that need. It is practical and contains visual tools to work through HR issues.
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HR Managers; Line managers with people responsibilities; Consultants; MBA students.


Book information

  • Published: September 2003
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5769-3


"The perceived wisdom is that HR Strategic impact is a function of how an organization finds, attracts, retains and develops talent. The how is further improved by efficient back-office systems and processes. The real money is not in the how you attract and keep talent, its in identification of what the right talent is, at the right time in your business cycle, at the right price. And that's a function of strategic business planning. And for HR that means a new job - strategic consultant to the business. What the author presents is a simple toolkit that enables HR leadership to do just that. And guess what? You save on all those consultant pounds too! An outstanding piece of strategic thinking that works. It should be de rigueur for every MBA program." Mark Keane, HR Director, Microsoft, Ireland

Table of Contents

HR strategy and corporate strategy; Organizational scenarios; Developing and evaluating an HR strategy; Implementing an HR strategy; HR issues; HR succession and development; Management development strategy and training; Strategic team building; Putting a value on strategic thinking; HR strategy issues and checklists; Becoming an HR strategy consultant.