Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy

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Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999 - Business & Economics - 461 pages
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What difference can an aspiring HR strategist really make to business value? Is HR making the most of its new opportunities to become a pivotal part of the business? In a world where HR can suffer from a low, administrative, profile, Linda Holbeche shows how some HR strategists have impressed and delivered at the highest level.

Building on surveys undertaken through Personnel Today magazine, and research via Roffey Park Management Institute, Holbeche provides a set of tools and case studies that show how HR strategists have utilised their skills to deliver a variety of key business objectives, often within their current job role. The relationship between an effective people strategy and business success is hard to quantify in financial terms, but Holbeche provides persuasive examples to add to the growing body of evidence.

Case studies include M&A policies, organisational design, retaining high flyers in an international environment, and core competency approaches,

Linda Holbeche's previous book on Motivating People in Lean Organizations was shortlisted for last year's MCA book prize.

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Case studies and vignettes on managing change, influencing organisational design and identifying and retaining talent
Author's last book shortlisted for MCA book prize

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Measuring the impact of strategic HRM
Aligning business and HR strategies
Strategies for managing and developing talent

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About the author (1999)

Linda Holbeche is Research and Policy Director at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Linda is responsible for leading the CIPD's extensive management research programme and the translation of that knowledge into practice for the benefit of all those involved in the management and development of people. She heads a 40 strong team, including 12 expert research advisers, and is a key spokesperson and advocate for the people management and development profession, in the media and in relations with government and other opinion formers. Linda was previously with the Work Foundation where she was Director of Leadership and Consultancy and prior to this she was Director of Research and Strategy at Roffey Park Institute for 12 years.

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