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Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy, 2nd Edition

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What difference can the aspiring HR strategist really make to business value? In the new edition of her ground-breaking book, Linda Holbeche answers this question and provides the tools and insights to help HR managers and directors add value to the organization by implementing effective HR initiatives that are aligned to core business strategies. Featuring updated profiles and case studies from top HR strategists who have used their skills to deliver a variety of key business objectives,

Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy, 2nd edition provides inspiration and guidance on how to apply the theory to challenges in your organization. Learn how you can strengthen and prove the relationship between people strategy and business success through your approach to performance and development and impress at the highest levels with this new edition of an HR classic. Linda Holbeche is Director of Research and Policy at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Linda chairs and speaks at meetings and conferences worldwide and appeared at number six in Human Resources magazine's HR most influential 2008 roll call of top industry thinkers.


Part I The Need for Strategic Human Resources

  • Introduction: From Business Partnering to Leadership
  • The Context for Strategic HR
  • Transforming HR into a Strategic Partner
  • Measuring the Impact of Strategic HRM
  • Aligning Business and HR Strategy

Part II Strategies for Managing and Developing Talent

  • Recruitment and Retention Strategies
  • Managing and Rewarding for High Performance
  • Strategies for Developing People
  • Developing Effective Career Strategies
  • Developing International Managers
  • High-Potential Assessment and Succession Planning

Part III Human Resources as a Strategic Function

  • Skills for HR Strategists
  • Working Across Boundaries
  • Global HRM;

Part IV Implementing Strategic Change

  • Bringing about Culture Change
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Creating a Learning Culture


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Additional Info

Name Aligning Human Resources and Business Strategy, 2nd Edition
SKU 48.22514-2
Year published 2009
Page count 496
Publisher Butterworth Heinemann
ISBN 9780750680172
Author Linda Holbeche
Format No