Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It

Victory Through Organization: Why the War for Talent is Failing Your Company and What You Can Do About It


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The next step in HR’s creation of value—turning the war for talent into victory through organization

“HR is not about HR. HR begins and ends with the business.”

The RBL Group and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan have shaped much of the HR profession for 30 years through the Human Resource Competency Study (HRCS). With this latest (7th) round of research, Dave Ulrich, David Kryscynski, Mike Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank call for us to pivot from fighting the “war for talent”—to creating victory through organization.

Sure to be an HR classic, Victory Through Organization provides the rationale for shifting your focus from how to help individuals prosper to the organization. Filled with fact-based insights and field-tested strategies, it demonstrates that organizational success isn’t just about the talent you have—it’s about how the collective organization makes the individual talent better. To this end, HR professionals and business leaders will learn:

• How they can ensure that organization creates greater value than the sum of individual talent parts.
• How to create more integrated HR solutions for business results across multiple stakeholders
• How HR departments can better create a comprehensive information advantage
• How HR professions can master the competencies that have greatest impact on their personal effectiveness, key inside and outside stakeholders, and business results

Victory Through Organization offers tools business leaders and HR professionals need to better respond to emerging opportunities, and it provides expert advice for building HR departments to deliver measurable business value. You will learn how to build organization capabilities, strengthen systems, and empower human capital—for longer lasting success.

Building and retaining a solid, talented workforce is a great thing. Creating the competitive organization that wins is even more important for business results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259837647
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 107,101
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor of Business at the Ross School, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group.
David Kryscynski is an Assistant Professor of Strategy at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management.
Mike Ulrich is Assistant Professor of Business Management at the Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University.
Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part I HR Matters

Chapter 1 Why HR and Why Now? 3

Chapter 2 The Empirical Basis of HR Effectiveness 17

Part II Organization

Chapter 3 Why Organization Matters: The Value of the Organization Beyond Individual Talent 55

Chapter 4 High-Priority HR Practices-Information Management and Integrated HR Practices 79

Chapter 5 High-Priority HR Practices-Employee Performance and HR Analytics 105

Part III Individual

Chapter 6 Credible Activist-Getting Invited to the Table 131

Chapter 7 Strategic Positioner-Going Beyond Knowing the Business 151

Chapter 8 Becoming a Paradox Navigator 177

Chapter 9 Strategic Enablers-HR Competencies that Deliver Strategic Value 199

Chapter 10 Foundation Enablers-HR Competencies that Help Deliver Foundational Value 223

Part IV What Happens Next?

Chapter 11 Now What? 253

Notes 267

Index 281

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