Roadmap to Strategic HR : Turning a Great Idea into a Business Reality

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-11-04
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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For all the theories and talk about making human resources a strategic component of business, in most organisations it's still viewed as a support function-and a costly one at that.This book presents a nine-step roadmap to making HR a true strategic partner, drawn from the author's years of experience at major organisations.Roadmap to Strategic HR is a practical process for turning human resources into a crucial component of success - from a HR professional who really did it. The author has successfully implemented strategic human resources at several high-profile and profitable corporations, most notably Hallmark.

Author Biography

Ralph Christensen was senior vice president at Hallmark Cards Inc., and vice president of HR at Wyatt Company and Digital Equipment Corp. Engineering (DEC).

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xiii
The Complexity of the Challengep. 1
From Rigid Administrators to Strategic Contributorsp. 15
Assess the Organization's Readiness for Changep. 31
Develop a Framework and Language for HRp. 43
Understand the Senior HR Leader's Role as Organizational Architectp. 59
Clarify Line Management's Role in Creating and Owning Human Resources Strategyp. 75
Create a Human and Organizational Strategyp. 100
Examine the Five Human Resources Processes Through a Strategic Lensp. 111
Examine Workforce Planning and Staffing Through a Strategic Lensp. 119
Examine Performance Management Through a Strategic Lensp. 133
Examine Organization Development Through a Strategic Lensp. 145
Examine Learning and Development Through a Strategic Lensp. 165
Examine Employee Relations Through a Strategic Lensp. 176
Clarify the Roles of Generalist and Specialistp. 186
Design the Structure of Your New HR Organizationp. 200
Assess and Upgrade Your HR Talentp. 209
Managing the Roadblocks in Making the Transition to Strategic HRp. 227
Managing Your Career in the Field of Strategic Human Resourcesp. 245
The Future of Human Resourcesp. 255
Recommended Readingsp. 261
Indexp. 265
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