HR Strategy: Business Focused Individually Centred by Paul Kearns

HR Strategy: Business Focused Individually Centred addresses the two key themes of translating business strategy into a workable, measurable HR strategy while simultaneously tapping into the needs and motivational patterns of individual employees in order to unleash their maximum value. The ultimate aim of any HR strategy is to design the highest value organization.

This is the latest book by regular Personnel Today contributor Paul Kearns.

● Provides a total re-appraisal and critique of the theory and practice of HR strategy
● Incorporates references to companies such as British Airways, GE, Microsoft, Sears, Siebel, Toyota and Verizon
● Demonstrates how different organizations have to develop their own unique HR strategies

Strategy may be a notoriously difficult topic to pin down but the author produces both a wide-angle view and specific examples of what a real HR strategy looks like in different organizational contexts. This is a book that covers the theory but swiftly moves on to the question of how anyone might actually start to develop a high value HR strategy. It shows the key ingredients and practical steps involved in implementation.

HR Strategy: Business Focused Individually Centred
By Paul Kearns
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Pages: 256 paperback
ISBN 0750657685
RRP = £21.99
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“Paul Kearns has written an essential resource for any HR leader. If you want to be a successful HR strategist, you must read this book!”
Dean Spitzer, Ph.D., Managing Consultant, IBM Business Consulting, Services, and author of “SuperMotivation”.

…Kearns challenges human resource managers to face the business issues in their organization and to respond to them in a strategic way. The message is not “just follow these three steps” or “just copy what Southwest has done”, it is to take charge and deliver what your company needs from HR””
David Creelman, Chief of Content & Research,

“For anyone who has ever asked “What is wrong with HR?”, this book outlines a new way for HR in the 21st century. A truly inspiring read!”
Asta Bjarnadottir, PhD Assistant professor, School of Business, Reykjavik University, Iceland

Paul Kearns has written a book to challenge HR professionals, it is a thought-provoking work on HR strategy that HR professionals should read and act upon”
Neil Roden, Group Director, Human Resources, Royal Bank of Scotland

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