Redesigning Hr for Strategic Advantage: How Hr Departments Can Deliver Measurable Value (Financial Times Management Briefings)

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In today's rapidly changing, constantly re-training world, where "people are our most important asset", an HR department should be central to strategic decision making. Yet, HR departments rarely contribute any strategic advantage to their company and perform tasks that could be done at less cost by an external supplier. In-house HR professionals are faced with a choice: either accept the challenge and create an entirely new role or risk the demise of HR as we know it through a process of downsizing and outsourcing. Whether you are a board level manager or an in-house HR specialist, this briefing shows you how to redesign your HR department to deliver measurable value to your organisation. Through extensive case studies, tools and models, it details the steps you need to take to change your HR function from a process-orientated function to one involved in strategic decision making at the highest level. Readers will learn how to: * Identify the need for change * Assess their department's current position and skill-set * Understand the information requirements of internal customers * Identify the skills required to deliver measurable value * Understand the strategy process and the implications for HR * Establish credibility with key figures in the organisation

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Tony Miller PhD, FIPD, FinstAM, CMPM, MRSH has spent most of his career in Human Resources, working in the public and private sectors. He is the Managing Director of Management Performance Solutions Ltd, a company that specialises in creating added value solutions. His experience in HR has enabled him to work at strategic level with government, national committees, on EU projects and with blue-chip companies worldwide. He has appeared on television and in a number of documentaries, and directed the EU video Model for European Business Success. He is the author of numerous published articles in professional journals and joint author of three professional psychology reports on productivity improvements. In the last few years he has been the joint author of three successful books, Measuring the Impact of Training on the Bottom Line, 101 Tips for trainers and Practical Training Strategies for the Future. Well traveled, he has worked in most EU countries, Pakistan, the Middle East and Australia, and has recently returned from America where he acted as an HR specialist for a number of "leading edge" corporations. One of the reasons for working in America for 1 1/2 years was also to gather information and to give this book something special in the way of direction and focus.


"This is a volume that helps Human Resource practitioners to focus on the "proactive" rather than the "reactive" and therefore take their worth to the organisation into a new dimension." - Bill Steggals Vice President, Insoursing and Executive Recruitment Ingenix International "The book addresses the basics without being patronising, and the broader future focused concepts without resorting to pure theory, the book is informative, thought provoking and an easy read. A great hand book for any HR professional." - Bill Best Head of Assessment and Development Practice The Executive Coaching Centre Ltd "Often within an HR department there is a clear desire to change but what is required is both a philosophy as well as a practical structure to support this change. The book presents an excellent way forward by bringing HR into the main strategic hub of an organisation and helping to meet business targets. I believe the book will be valuable, both to senior management looking to maximise the value of HR operations as well as HR professionals at all levels." - Neil Ridsdale Managing Director Network Training "At last, an HR book which delivers the goods. Excellent for those wising to become more strategic and add value to their organisations." - Wayne Repich President Brokers Bank of America

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Editore: Financial Times Prentice Hall (1999)
ISBN 10: 0273645056 ISBN 13: 9780273645054
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