Transforming HR

2nd Edition

Creating value through people

Authors: Mark Withers Mark Williamson Martin Reddington
Paperback ISBN: 9781856175463
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 16th September 2009
Page Count: 372

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 1. A Transformational Mindset Part 1: Context 2. HR Transformation – How are we doing? 3. What is HR’s Value Proposition? Part 2: Making the Case for HR Transformation 4. Envisioning the New World of HR 5. Web 2.0 and generation V 6. Developing the Business Rationale for Transformation 7. Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Part 3: Planning and Implementation 8. Service Delivery Approaches 9. Programme Management 10. Implementation: Capability and Culture 11. Implementation: Process and Technology 12. Benefits Realisation Part 4: Realising the Promise of HR Transformation 13. HR’s Emerging Agenda

Description

Deliver greater value to your organisation through HR transformation.

Transforming HR, Second edition offers robust, practical advice on changing the way human resource management is undertaken, walking you through the transformational process from initial planning to the evaluation of outcomes.

Since the first edition of the book many organisations have restructured their HR functions and invested in better HR information systems but with new issues emerging all the time, the journey towards transformation must continue. To support this journey the authors draw on their own experience and insights in this new edition, which features:
Practical tools and approaches to guide planning, implementation and evaluation of transformation strategies aimed at increasing the value of HR’s contribution in organisations
New chapters on HR’s value proposition, Web 2.0 and benefits realisation to demonstrate their critical role in transformation
Cutting edge research on topics such as the use of social media technology by HR, with views and experience from senior practitioners across a broad range of organisations
Fresh thinking on the people agenda to be addressed by progressive HR functions

Intended as an inspiring, hands-on guide to planning, implementing and evaluating transformation strategies, Transforming HR, second edition is an essential companion as you work to increase the value of HR in your organisation.

Key Features

  • An inspiring, hands-on guide to planning, implementing and evaluating transformation strategies to help you increase the value of HR in your organization
  • New chapters on HR’s value proposition, Web 2.0 and benefits realisation to demonstrate their critical role in transformation
  • Cutting edge research on topics such as the use of social media technology by HR, with views and experience from senior practitioners across a broad range of organizations

Readership

HR managers and practitioners; HR consultants; students on MBA/postgraduate HR courses.


Details

No. of pages:
372
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Paperback ISBN:
9781856175463

Reviews

“In 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 impotent… This practical guide to transforming HR thus amounts to a kind of managerial Viagra to help perk up the profession’s resolve to face up to change.”
John Philpott, CIPD Chief Economist

“These 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.”
Professor Graeme Martin, Director of Centre for Reputation Management through People, University of Glasgow Business School

“This 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.”
Linda Holbeche, former CIPD Director of Research and Policy

“People 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 HR”.
Jerry Arnott, Director, Organisation and People Development, Department for Work and Pensions


About the Authors

Mark Withers Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Managing Director of Mightywaters Consulting, UK

Mark Williamson Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Leadership Team at Partners for Change, UK

Martin Reddington Author

Affiliations and Expertise

HR consultant and former leader of the HR transformation program at Cable and Wireless, UK