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Roadmap to Strategic HR: Turning a Great Idea into a Business Reality / Edition 1
     

Roadmap to Strategic HR: Turning a Great Idea into a Business Reality / Edition 1

by Ralph Christensen
 

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ISBN-10: 0814408672

ISBN-13: 2900814408673

Pub. Date: 11/04/2005

Publisher: AMACOM

For all the theories and talk about making human resources a strategic component of business, in most organizations 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 organizations. Christensen simplifies HR hierarchies

Overview

For all the theories and talk about making human resources a strategic component of business, in most organizations 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 organizations. Christensen simplifies HR hierarchies by aligning myriad functions with five fundamental processes, and answers key questions including:

* How do we get line management engaged and build a partnership between managers and HR?
* How do we acknowledge, address, and overcome weaknesses in HR functions and processes?
* How do we resolve tensions between generalists and specialists so that they can join forces toward common goals?

The book includes a detailed account of how the roadmap was implemented at Hallmark. This case study shows how a real HR department reached an often-stated but rarely-achieved goal: that of becoming an indispensable partner and driver of company growth. Readers will find much food for both thought and action in this revelatory book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900814408673
Publisher:
AMACOM
Publication date:
11/04/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefacexiii
Chapter 1The Complexity of the Challenge1
Chapter 2From Rigid Administrators to Strategic Contributors15
Chapter 3Assess the Organization's Readiness for Change31
Chapter 4Develop a Framework and Language for HR43
Chapter 5Understand the Senior HR Leader's Role as Organizational Architect59
Chapter 6Clarify Line Management's Role in Creating and Owning Human Resources Strategy75
Chapter 7Create a Human and Organizational Strategy100
Chapter 8Examine the Five Human Resources Processes Through a Strategic Lens111
Chapter 9Examine Workforce Planning and Staffing Through a Strategic Lens119
Chapter 10Examine Performance Management Through a Strategic Lens133
Chapter 11Examine Organization Development Through a Strategic Lens145
Chapter 12Examine Learning and Development Through a Strategic Lens165
Chapter 13Examine Employee Relations Through a Strategic Lens176
Chapter 14Clarify the Roles of Generalist and Specialist186
Chapter 15Design the Structure of Your New HR Organization200
Chapter 16Assess and Upgrade Your HR Talent209
Chapter 17Managing the Roadblocks in Making the Transition to Strategic HR227
Chapter 18Managing Your Career in the Field of Strategic Human Resources245
Chapter 19The Future of Human Resources255
AppendixRecommended Readings261
Index265

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