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Sims provides a firsthand understanding of the importance of HRM and lays out the tools to help managers do it well. He emphasizes repeatedly how important it is for organizations to understand that their success depends on their ability to attract and keep talented employees. With its persuasive discussion of the trends and emerging issues in the development of proactive human resources policies and practices, the book shows how to anticipate and work towards the development and retention of the right people. It emphasizes the importance of taking a strategic approach to all of the various human resources activities, and proves throughout that for an organization to prosper and earn a profit, goals must be set and initiatives taken in all areas of HRM and by all people, whatever their levels of responsibility may be.
This practical text presents a results-based approach to HR accountability, which explains how to:
Uncover and monitor the costs of HR programs
Develop programs emphasizing accountability
Collect data for evaluation
Measure the contribution of human resources
Calculate HR’s return on investment
This new edition is fully revised and updated to reflect developments in the field, such as the rise of talent management and the increased role of technology in HR measurement, and is supported with international examples throughout. New chapters have been added to address business alignment, HR scorecards, analytics maturity, and international applications of the methodology. Case studies, tool templates and lecture slides are provided as online supplements for HR practitioners and students.
Accountability in Human Resource Management 2nd Editionis a complete and detailed guide suitable for HR professionals and students on advanced human resource management courses.
Written by HR professionals, consultants, legal experts and academics with decades of professional experience, this volume covers the full spectrum of HRM practices in relation to their strategic contributions to organizations. In a hands-on and lively fashion, it provides up-to-date HRM knowledge and skills with practical guidelines. The purpose of the book is to enhance people management and gain competitive advantage in the fast-moving business environment.
Part I covers the preparatory actions that organizations should take before initiating a transformation, without which the effort is doomed to failure, says Dr. Oden. In Part II he covers the technical or engineering aspects of the transformation. First he develops a process map of the organization as the basis for process improvement; then he diagnoses the existing and future organization to determine how processes should be improved. In Part III he looks at the various organizational change methods that are available, conducts a broad design of the total organization, and then designs the human resource support processes for the transformed organization. Finally, in Part IV, Dr. Oden shows how to incorporate the redesigned processes into the existing system--the most difficult part of the transformation--and ends by showing how better integration can be achieved to provide better overall transformational results.