HR Transformation: Building Human Resources from the Outside In

Dave Ulrich


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Named as BusinessWeek's #1 Management Educator, expert Dave Ulrich and his team of authors bring human resources a whole new way of thinking and practicing--moving the focus from internal issues to actively helping to set business strategies. Businesses of the future need "all hands on deck" when implementing new ways to stimulate grown and cost efficiency, and this includes human resources. In HR Transformation, the team presents a four-phase model of transformation that shows you step-by-step how to make meaningful progress in contributing to the performance of your company by redesigning HR to work as a strategic partnership.

From the "#1 Management Educator & Guru"-BusinessWeek

"The authors have presented us with an accessible, readable, and practical illustration of a clear path for successful strategy execution in a complex environment."

-Majed Al Romaithi, Executive Director, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

"HR can only transform organizations if it transforms HR. This book shows us how. HR Transformation would have been important in the past-it is critical now! We are entering a new world. HR Transformation can help our organizations thrive in the midst of uncertainty."

-Marshall Goldsmith, author of the Wall Street Journal bestsellers What Got You Here Won't Get You There and Succession: Are You Ready?

"Ulrich and his colleagues talk tough and provide a detailed blueprint for how those of us in the field can use our own tools to do a "720-degree" evaluation of ourselves. We cannot contribute to the success of our organizations until we upgrade ourselves."

-Linda A. Hill, Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

"Based on groundbreaking research with hundreds of companies and thousands of executives, HR Transformation provides compelling theory and practical tools to create alignment between strategy, systems, and people. This important book should be read carefully by leadership teams everywhere."

-Mark Huselid, Professor of HR Strategy, Rutgers University, Co-author of The HR Scorecard, The Workforce Scorecard, and The Differentiated Workforce

Turn to the front matter for more than thirty rousing endorsements of HR Transformation.

INCLUDES CASE STUDIES FROM Intel, Pfizer, Takeda, Flextronics

What will you learn from this book

  1. Strategic HR Focus: HR should align its activities and initiatives with the overall strategic objectives of the organization. It must move beyond administrative tasks to become a strategic partner contributing to business success.

  2. Customer-Centric Approach: HR should focus on serving its internal customers (employees, managers, etc.) effectively, understanding their needs, and providing solutions that add value to the organization.

  3. HR Operating Models: Develop and implement HR operating models that streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and support business goals. Tailor HR structures to align with the organization's strategy.

  4. HR as a Change Agent: HR plays a critical role in driving organizational change. It should proactively facilitate and support change initiatives, ensuring employees are prepared and engaged.

  5. Leveraging Technology: Embrace technological advancements in HR practices. Use HR technology systems to automate routine tasks, improve data analytics, and enhance the overall HR experience.

  6. Talent Management: Focus on attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. Implement talent management strategies that align individual capabilities with organizational goals.

  7. Leadership Development: Develop leadership capabilities throughout the organization. Nurture a leadership pipeline and support leadership development programs to ensure a continuous supply of effective leaders.

  8. Culture and Values: HR should work to embed desired values and behaviors within the organizational culture. Promote a positive work environment that reflects the company's values.

  9. Metrics and Analytics: Utilize metrics and analytics to measure HR effectiveness. Use data-driven insights to make informed decisions, track progress, and demonstrate HR's impact on business outcomes.

  10. Continuous Improvement: HR transformation is an ongoing process. Encourage a culture of continuous improvement within HR, adapting to changing business landscapes and evolving needs.

Language English
ISBN-10 9780071638708
ISBN-13 9780071638708
No of pages 231
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Published Date 26 Aug 2009

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Author : Dave Ulrich

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