Description

With a huge proportion of any organization’s expenditure invested in human resources and economic pressures demanding that companies become leaner than ever, it has never been more important for HR professionals to think and act strategically to turn their people planning into profit.

Focusing on HR as a key driver of competitive advantage and sustainable success, HR Strategy, second edition, demonstrates how to create a winning human resource strategy by predicting the results you expect to see and developing a workable, measurable plan for managing human capital. All of this requires an ability to tap into the needs of individual employees to unleash their maximum value.

This concise, easy-to-read text takes a practical, how-to approach, covering both the wide-angle theory and the day-to-day practice. This new edition includes:

  • Updated case studies to demonstrate how strategies work in different organizational contexts
  • Thorough revision throughout to incorporate the latest theories, developments, tools and measures
  • Increased focus on the questions you need to ask about how your organization is configured, its values and principles, and what changes can be made from the ground up

Key Features

* New edition features updated case studies and thorough revision throughout to incorporate the latest theories, developments, tools and measures
* Now with increased focus on the questions you need to ask yourself about your organization's drivers and values in order to make real changes from the ground level up
* Written by recognised leading consultant featured in HR Magazine’s Most Influential list of 2008

Readership

Senior HR professionals with a strategic focus; students taking undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional development courses in HR; other business professionals involved in strategy at middle and senior management levels.

Details

No. of pages:
228
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9781856178150
Electronic ISBN:
9781856179379

About the author

Paul Kearns

Paul Kearns is a respected HR strategy consultant and recognised authority in measuring the financial impact of human capital strategies. He has taught HR-business strategy at MBA level for over 10 years and has a growing reputation in the UK and worldwide, as seen by his appearance in HR Magazine’s Most Influential list of 2008.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Personnel Works Limited, a strategic HR consultancy based in Bristol, UK

Reviews

"This is a book too good not to be read by every HR practitioner calling themselves strategic."--Dr Tracy Tilman, Senior Counsellor at the Danish Tax and Customs Administration, Department of Strategy and HR