Retooling HR

Author: John W. Boudreau
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 142213007X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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HR professionals have made major strides toward becoming strategic partners. But they need to do more - by generating value through savvy decisions about talent. HR leaders typically assume that, to make such decisions, they must develop sophisticated analytical tools from scratch. Even then, the resulting tools often fail to engage their peers. InRetooling HR, John Boudreau shows how HR leaders can break this cycle - by adapting powerful analytical tools already used by other functions to the unique challenges of talent management. Drawing on his research and examples from companies including Google, Disney, IBM, and Microsoft, Boudreau explains six proven business tools leaders already use. And he shows how HR can apply these tools to talent management. Examples include: � Using engineering tolerances to find pivot points that job descriptions miss � Using inventory and supply-chain analytics to ensure a ready supply of the right talent � Applying logistics tools to optimize succession planning and leadership development � Adapting consumer research tools to find untapped value in total rewards Retooling HR builds on Boudreau's bestselling bookBeyond HR, which traces HR's evolution as a decision science. For HR professionals seeking to sharpen their decision-making prowess, this provocative new book blazes an innovative new path.

Retooling HR

Author: John W. Boudreau
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422185702
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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HR professionals have made major strides toward becoming strategic partners. But they need to do more - by generating value through savvy decisions about talent. HR leaders typically assume that, to make such decisions, they must develop sophisticated analytical tools from scratch. Even then, the resulting tools often fail to engage their peers. In Retooling HR, John Boudreau shows how HR leaders can break this cycle - by adapting powerful analytical tools already used by other functions to the unique challenges of talent management. Drawing on his research and examples from companies including Google, Disney, IBM, and Microsoft, Boudreau explains six proven business tools leaders already use. And he shows how HR can apply these tools to talent management. Examples include: · Using engineering tolerances to find pivot points that job descriptions miss · Using inventory and supply-chain analytics to ensure a ready supply of the right talent · Applying logistics tools to optimize succession planning and leadership development · Adapting consumer research tools to find untapped value in total rewards Retooling HR builds on Boudreau's bestselling book Beyond HR, which traces HR's evolution as a decision science. For HR professionals seeking to sharpen their decision-making prowess, this provocative new book blazes an innovative new path.

Beyond HR

Author: John W. Boudreau
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 142210415X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Beyond HR: The New Science of Human capital, John Boudreau and Peter Ramstad show you how to do this through a new decisions science-talentship. Through talentship, you move far beyond merely reactive mind-set of planning and budgeting for headcount and hiring and retaining talent.

Transformative HR

Author: John W. Boudreau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118102517
Format: PDF, Docs
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Proven HR strategies that can have a real impact on organizational success This book demonstrates how some of the world's most admired and prominent organizations are redefining HR leadership by using evidence-based change to inform human capital decisions that optimize efficiency, effectiveness and strategic impact. The authors present the five foundational principles to the new HR decision science: Logic-driven analytics, segmentation, risk leverage, synergy and integration and optimization. Includes practical suggestions and approaches to help executives put the book's principles into action Contains insight based on the experiences of leading global organization such as PNC Bank, CME Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Telekom and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Features in-depth case studies of 6 international companies: Coca-Cola, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, IBM, Ameriprise Financial, Royal Bank of Canada and Royal Bank of Scotland This groundbreaking book reveals a new approach to deliver sustainable change and business results. It is enhanced with success stories from leading companies that engage leadership and involve employees in ways that make a lasting impact on their companies.

Lead the Work

Author: John W. Boudreau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119040043
Format: PDF, Docs
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A detailed look at the evolution of employment and its far–reaching implications Lead the Work takes an incisive look at the evolving nature of work, and how it′s affecting management and productivity at the organizational level. Where getting things done once meant assigning it to an employee, today′s leaders are increasingly at risk if they fail to recognize that talent can float into and out of an organization. Long–term employment has given way to medium– or short–term employment, marking the first step in severing the bond that once fixed an individual inside an organization. Getting work done by means other than an employee was once considered a fringe event, but now leading organizations are accepting and taking advantage of the notion that talent has shown itself to be mutable. This book explores this phenomenon in detail and provides a new roadmap to help managers navigate this new environment. The workplace has undergone many changes over the years, but the emerging trend away from traditional employment represents a massive shift that has profound implications for the business model of every organization, large or small. This book describes how management is changing, and how managers must adapt to survive. Examine the dispersed organization and the changing nature of employment Learn how work is becoming impermanent and individualized Find new strategies for managing and leading Get up to speed on the decision science for the new era Workplaces evolve like biological beings; only the strong survive, and it′s the competitive edge that ensures continued success. Lead the Work describes the new landscape, and shows you how to adapt and thrive.

Workforce of One

Author: Susan M. Cantrell
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422147584
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Companies have excelled by treating customers asmarkets of oneoffering them personalized buying experiences. But in managing talent, most firms still use one-size-fits-all HR practices. With today's diverse workforces, this approach is preventing organizations from attracting, retaining, and leveraging top talent. InWorkforce of One, Susan Cantrell and David Smith show how exceptional companies are tailoring work experiences to employees' talents and interests-customizing job duties, training, recognition, and even compensation, work schedules, and performance appraisals. Their reward? Lower turnover, greater productivity, improved profit margins. The authors present four customization strategies: Segmenting your workforce; for example, by life stage and learning style Offering modular choices; e.g., choices regarding rewards, learning needs, or job duties Defining broad and simple rules, such as evaluating work by outcomes, not time invested, or hiring for potential in addition to specific skills Fostering employee-defined personalization, whereby employees define their own people practices (e.g., using peer-to-peer technologies to learn from one another) Drawing on extensive proprietary research, the authors explain how to combine aspects of all four strategies to address your organization's unique needs. Improving workforce performance through customized work experiences is the holy grail of the HR function. This book shows you how the workforce-of-one approach positions your company to win-while transforming your HR team into a strategic powerhouse."

Reinventing Talent Management

Author: William A. Schiemann
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470526354
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Praise for Reinventing Talent Management "Bill Schiemann's book is a comprehensive presentation of the need to better understand, measure, and increase organizational people equity. It clearly transforms concepts that have historically been considered less tangible into actionable imperatives. Today more than ever, it's essential that leadership maximizes alignment, capabilities, and engagement within their organizations." —Paul Schultz, President and COO, Jack in the Box Inc. "Reinventing Talent Management has arrived just in time. Given the challenging times we face today, recruiting and retaining the very best people is now more important than ever. Bill has developed a unique innovative framework on how to do this, as well as provided a broad array of practical approaches to putting the theory into action." —Keith Lawrence, Director, Human Resources, Procter & Gamble "Reinventing Talent Management is an outstanding blend of research and practice. It reports compelling research on the value of investing in talent and offers specific recommendations on how to develop people equity through alignment, capabilities, and engagement. The book confirms what good people managers do and offers specific guidelines for those wanting to upgrade their people management skills." —Dave Ulrich, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and Partner, The RBL Group "Bill makes the case for reinventing talent management and tells us how to do it. The book is loaded with good examples and must-take actions that lead to a winning talent management strategy." —Edward E. Lawler III, founder and Director, Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, and author of Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage "Talent management certainly needs to be reinvented-this book does it! Read, learn, redo!" —Dr. Richard Beatty, Professor of Human Resource Management, Rutgers University "Reinventing Talent Management provides an accessible framework that offers pragmatic ways to better understand how investments in human capital and talent can be measured and linked to financial returns." —Dr. John Boudreau, Professor and Research Director, Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Investing in People

Author: Wayne F. Cascio
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0137070926
Format: PDF
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In this book Wayne Cascio and John Boudreau show exactly how to choose, implement, and use metrics to improve decision-making, organizational effectiveness, and maximize the value of HR investments. This book's integrated approach clearly establishes links between HR programs, employee behaviors, and operational and financial outcomes. Using its techniques, you can rationalize your approach to absenteeism and turnover, employee health and wellness, attitudes and engagement, performance and talent management, training and development, and much more. For every area, you'll find proven Metrics As Well As Practical Guidance On Communicating Your Results And Gaining Communicating B Leadership Buy-In. Credibly Link HR Investments With Stockholder Value-Discover Innovative New Ways To Quantify And Communicate The Value Of HR Programs Optimize HR Investments Across The Entire Staffing Process-Leverage Maximum Value From Staffing, Training, And Compensation Make Smarter Decisions About Health, Wellness, And Welfare Programs-The Economics Of Employee Assistance, Worksite Health Promotion, And Disease Prevention Target Performance Management Investments For Better Results-Estimate And Compare The Value Of Performance Improvements In Any Job Or Role

Corporate Culture and Performance

Author: John P. Kotter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439107607
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Going far beyond previous empirical work, John Kotter and James Heskett provide the first comprehensive critical analysis of how the "culture" of a corporation powerfully influences its economic performance, for better or for worse. Through painstaking research at such firms as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, ICI, Nissan, and First Chicago, as well as a quantitative study of the relationship between culture and performance in more than 200 companies, the authors describe how shared values and unwritten rules can profoundly enhance economic success or, conversely, lead to failure to adapt to changing markets and environments. With penetrating insight, Kotter and Heskett trace the roots of both healthy and unhealthy cultures, demonstrating how easily the latter emerge, especially in firms which have experienced much past success. Challenging the widely held belief that "strong" corporate cultures create excellent business performance, Kotter and Heskett show that while many shared values and institutionalized practices can promote good performances in some instances, those cultures can also be characterized by arrogance, inward focus, and bureaucracy -- features that undermine an organization's ability to adapt to change. They also show that even "contextually or strategically appropriate" cultures -- ones that fit a firm's strategy and business context -- will not promote excellent performance over long periods of time unless they facilitate the adoption of strategies and practices that continuously respond to changing markets and new competitive environments. Fundamental to the process of reversing unhealthy cultures and making them more adaptive, the authors assert, is effective leadership. At the heart of this groundbreaking book, Kotter and Heskett describe how executives in ten corporations established new visions, aligned and motivated their managers to provide leadership to serve their customers, employees, and stockholders, and thus created more externally focused and responsive cultures.