The Essentials of Strategy

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Harvard Business Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 323 pages
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In an age of stiffening competition, everyone in an organisation must develop a strategic mind-set - by understanding the company's competitive strategy and helping the firm execute it. In this essential resource, readers will find guidelines for creating the HR initiatives, policies, and departmental structures that will ensure success. You're developing crucial strategies for numerous HR efforts--workforce planning and talent retention, compensation, training and development, and recruitment and selection. How do you ensure that these HR strategies deliver as promised - and help hone your company's competitive edge?
 

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Contents

Strategy and the HR Professional
1
SWOT Analysis I
21
SWOT Analysis II
43
Types of Strategy
65
Differentiation
72
Network Effect
78
Summing Up
87
Entering a New Market Through Process Innovation
93
The People Side of Implementation
181
Implementing Human Capital Initiatives
201
Recruiting and Selection
208
Compensation
218
Critical Questions
232
Warning Signs
244
Summing Up
251
Useful Implementation Tools
277

Buying Your Way In
100
Seeking Alignment
109
Aligning Your HR Strategy
123
Action Plans
145
How to Stay on Course
165
Glossary
287
Additional Titles from the Society for Human Resource Management
303
About the Subject Adviser
329
About the Society for Human Resource Management
335
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