As the recognised definitive guide to the topic, HR: The Business Partner, second edition, offers practical insights to take you through the challenging process of business partnering, including:
• No-nonsense description of what business partnering entails, with case studies to illustrate real-life practice
• Detailed coverage of the common challenges and advice on how to overcome them
• Guidance on how to develop the skills and confidence required to work effectively
Covering the transition from working operationally to working strategically and the tools, techniques and skill sets needed for partnering, this inexpensive guide will help to both add real value to your business and to develop your career in business partnering. If you are aspiring to or about to embark on a business partner role, this book will provide you with ideas and inspiration for the position.
Structured in three parts, the book covers:
* The globalization of business and its impact on strategy, structure, operating processes and culture
* Global team-based organization and change leadership, using the in-depth case study of APC, a company that reinvented the Pharma business model
* The reinvention and changing role of HR in today's global organizations
Written for senior business leaders, HR leaders and managers who are working in or planning to enter a global business environment, Strategic Learning and Leading Change is also ideal for management consultants who advise business and HR leaders on leveraging learning and change with an emphasis on improving strategy execution. It is also a perfect real-world text for students on human resources courses and business MBAs who aspire to drive success in a global business and HR setting.
HR managers are under intense pressure to become strategic business partners. Many, unfortunately, lack the technical skills in financial analysis to succeed in this role. Now, respected HR management educator Dr. Steven Director addresses this skill gap head-on. Writing from HR's viewpoint, Director covers everything mid-level and senior-level HR professionals need to know to formulate, model, and evaluate their HR initiatives from a financial and business perspective. Drawing on his unsurpassed expertise working with HR executives, he walks through each crucial financial issue associated with strategic talent management, including the quantifiable links between workforces and business value, the cost-benefit analysis of HR and strategic financial initiatives, and specific issues related to total rewards programs. Unlike finance books for non-financial managers, Financial Analysis for HR Managers focuses entirely on core HR issues.